HOUSE 1: FARM HOUSE, SEBASTOPOL CA

Cheng Design’s first house is located in the apple orchards and rolling hills of Sebastopol, California, and was inspired by neighboring barns and Japanese tradition. This evocative hybrid marries simple shapes and durable materials to the sleek sophistication of hand-troweled plaster walls, polished concrete floors in ultramarine and cypress green and wood-clad structural steel poles tapered en pointe and fitted with plum-colored slippers. Four steel posts are clad in vertical grain Douglas fir and detailed with concrete “boots” to protect their delicate edges. An “erosion wall” greets visitors at the entry and has revealed figurines and objects over time, giving the home an element of surprise and a sense of whimsy—the erosion wall has become a signature element in a Fu-Tung Cheng-designed house.


 

Project Scope: Design new, farm-style home
Project Size: 3,500 s.f.
Location: Sebastopol, CA

PROJECT ARTICLES + AWARDS

2005
Celebrating the American Home
Taunton Press
Joanne Kellar Bouknight

October 2004
San Francisco Magazine
Practical Beauty

2000
The New Family Home
Taunton Press
Jim Tolpin with Mary Lathrop

2000
East West Style
Rockport Publishers

Spring 1998
House Beautiful Home Remodeling & Decorating
Asian Appeal

August 1997
House Beautiful
A Sift of Cultures

April 1995
Diablo Magazine
Spirit Master

February 1994
San Francisco Examiner
Exhibit: Rural homes create New Country