Project Profile, Hotel, Hospitality, Rooftop Bar, Healdsburg, California, Courtyard, Salvaged Douglas Fir
The small town of Healdsburg, named after its founder Harmon Heald, might have established itself in Californiaâ€™s verdant Sonoma County nearly 250 years ago, but it feels perfectly in tune with the times. Surrounded by vintners such as VML Winery and Jordan Winery, the town boasts an attractive central square bordered by three-Michelin-star restaurant Single Thread, gourmet bakeries and ice cream shops, and a pair of Piazza Hospitality hotelsâ€”Hotel Healdsburg and H2Hotelâ€”designed by David Baker Architects.
Now comes a third: the Harmon Guest House, whose 39 rooms form pods around a glassed-in central courtyard and have patios or balconies facing the town or trees. â€śThe site is narrow,â€ť says DBA associate Brett Randall Jones, â€śso we made a unique room type, with an open bathroom that guests walk through to enter the main space of the room. The ceiling height, floor-to-ceiling windows, and generous depth make the rooms feel expansive.â€ť
Harmon Guest Houseâ€™s rooms are furnished with custom pieces and mid-century classics in palettes drawn from the landscape. â€śThe window seats in each room turned out to be the perfect cozy spot for lounging,â€ť says associate/interiors lead Julie de Jesus. â€śThe custom daybed and pillows, the pendant, the windows with slats, and the table and chairs work to create this perfect space within the room.â€ť
And just in case visitors desire more perfect spaces, the townâ€™s only public rooftop bar can be found upstairs, with intoxicating views of nearby Fitch Mountain.