Nirvana in Sonoma: a spa pavilion for yoga, swimming, steam-bathing, and outdoor dining, designed by SF-based Aidlin Darling Design. The structure is cut into the landscape by two curved earthen walls and overlooks the rolling hills of Sonoma, providing a zen-like retreat from the main rammed-earth house.
Photography via Aidlin Darling Design.
Above: A spiral stair leads to the spa pavilion.
Above: Minimalist simplicity in the Sonoma mountains.
Above: The spa pavilion opens to the landscape and takes advantage of the temperate climate.
Above: A trellis provides shade from the California sun and frames distant views of San Francisco to the south.
Above: Year-round, plein-air yoga, only in California.
Above: The swimming pool overlooks the rolling hills of Sonoma.
Above: The pool in black and white.
Above: The steam room in action.