PortfolioThe Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York
New York, New York, USA
Last week I accompanied Susan Frieson to Bardessono for a site visit in Yountville, California. I was thrilled to see how the project was taking shape - even the grape vines have now been planted in the 40 foot-deep berm along the main road! It is going to be a very special place.
No, it's not the Pantheon. It is actually the skylight (pre-glazing) in the main building's rest room. Individual "co-ed" toilet rooms with lavatories are arranged around an oval pedestal designed as a base for sculpture and sitting. That is our Susan Frieson eyeing the oculus!
The materials on the guestroom buildings are beginning to sing a great song! I especially love the contrast of the big-bolted weathered steel panels with the ground face CMU and locally-sourced Cypress wood siding. The painted steel fascia channel ties in nicely with all the fence posts. Landscape and decorative railings will add the finishing touches to the exterior.
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