July 4, 2022

To Rebuild After a Fire, a California Family Turns to Prefab

A trifecta of buildings from Connect Homes — a main residence, a guesthouse, and a garage — form their new retreat in Sonoma. [Article originally published on Dwell.com, July 4, 2022.]

Link at Dwell Online: https://www.dwell.com/article/connect-6l-california-prefab-sonoma-17d1a24e

Text by
Mandi Keighran

Project Details:

Location: Sonoma Valley, California

Architect: Connect Homes / @connect_homes

Builder/General Contractor: Connect Homes

Structural Engineer: 8th Street Construction and Consulting

Landscape Design: From the Ground Up / @fromthegrounduplandscape

Interior Design: Jonathan Rachman Design / @jonathanrachmandesign


From Connect Homes: Connect Homes offers 15 different prefab models to fit different lots, lifestyles, and budgets. This project is in the Glen Ellen region of Sonoma Valley in California and comprises three prefab structures—a Connect 6L model main house, a detached 400-square-foot, two-module prefab garage/playroom, and a 640-square-foot Connect 2 guest house. The client and family live in San Francisco and use the house as a retreat for gatherings and celebrations. The main house is 80 feet long and nearly 2,000 square feet, with a glassy, open-concept living area built for entertaining. The residents have woven a vineyard into the primary suite, and full-height glass in all three bedrooms ensures that every room takes full advantage of views. An extended back deck spans the kitchen to the great room, allowing the residents to experience masterful indoor outdoor living. The interior of the public spaces in the main home are also in dialogue with the other two structures on the site.”