alloro estate residence, sherwood, Oregon
We had built a custom winery for this client in 2002 and as we discussed then, we were asked to come back five years later with the custom residence as part of the grand plan. The home had many similarities to the winery, which played into the "Tuscany" theme and was intended for occasionally hosting wine dinners in conjunction with the winery business.
The custom home was completely constructed with masonry block and colored stucco was placed on the majority of the serious weather oriented exterior walls. We framed interior walls and did a more conventional framing construction, allowing us to super insulate the entire structure as well as have some exposed architectural features between interior rooms. The floor is heated with a closed loop hydroponic heating supplemented with solar collectors. There are two large stone fireplaces and a gourmet kitchen with a 2000 pound commercial wood burning pizza oven.
The back patio overlooks both the estate vineyard and a beautiful in ground pool also heated by those solar collectors. There is terra cotta tile throughout the main floor and wood floors on the second office, library and bedroom floor. We also incorporated custom wrought iron rails including a lovely stair rail focal point at the entry. All custom doors and windows as well as cabinets and storage built-ins and detached 3 car garage complete this lovely complex.
Completion: Winter 2009
Client: David “N”
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Architect: Thomas Johnson Architects, LLC