13 July 2010

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Architect Visit: Daniel Hale in Saint Helena

From Sarah

Daniel Hale studied architecture on the East Coast, lived and worked in St. Remy de Provence, France, for two years, and in 2002 moved to the Napa Valley, where he's worked on projects with notable designers such as Erin Martin, Mariette Himes-Gomez, and Stephen Shubel.

His own house in St. Helena is a work in progress, featuring an organic use of repurposed materials and layered with texure and handcrafted detail. Every piece and surface tells a story: "My inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including ancient art and architecture and modern works—a synthesis of old and new. I like the idea of taking objects and letting the materials shine for what they are, so that the end result is something greater than the sum of its parts."

For more information on Hale's work, go to Daniel Hale (to read his ongoing diary of his house, visit his blog Serendipity Rising). Photographs by Douglas Sterling, copyright 2010.

Above: The travertine floor features pits and natural variation.

Above: Traditional stucco concrete walls and a chair made by Hale.

Above: The sofa is made from the wood crates (which contained the kitchen tiles).

Above: The kitchen cupboard on the right is made from salvaged window panes.

Above: Four poster bed made by Hale with candle holders atop each post.

Above: The light fixture, cupboard, and sliding window panels are all by Hale.

Above: View onto neighboring vineyards from the pigonnier.

Photographs by Douglas Sterling, copyright 2010.

Pictures taken by Douglas Sterling

Copyright 2010 Douglas Sterling

1 comment:

  1. brilliant... and most sincere congratulations... hope you had a great weekend...

    i just love it all... esp the crate back sofa...