Step 13: CA, Colfax. The Most Beautiful and Unusual House On The Hill

Sunday morning I drove back from San Francisco to Petaluma in time to join the crew on our visit to one the most unusual and beautiful homes I’ve seen. This House On The Hill sits atop a hill not far from the border with Nevada, with 360 clear and unimpeded views for one hundred miles in all directions. When I met Dickie at Burning Man in 2008 he told me he was building a house from two geodesic domes for a friend in Colfax. My response was casual as I’ve seen plenty of geodesic domes before so was totally unprepared for the visual feast that awaited me on my first visit there. I will always be grateful to have been able to experience the remarkable and unique space that Scott and Dickie have created. Dickie invented a new kind of plaster for the walls which look rough but are smooth to the touch and are detailed with gold leaf. The lights change color at night, the mirror in the master bedroom turns into a TV and the hot tub is sublime. And I met a bunch of great people who were there to help celebrate Scott’s four day birthday party.

Front of The House On The Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Front of The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

The front door of The House On The Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Entrance to The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Part of the entrance to The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Part of the entrance to The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Detail from the entrance to The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Sculpture in the entrance to The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Detail from the entrance to The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Sculpture in the entrance to The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Detail from the entrance to The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Sculpture in the entrance to The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Kitchen and hallway, The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Kitchen and hallway, The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Sculpture on the hallway wall, The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Art on the hallway wall, The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Wall detail (with gold leaf) of the plaster invented by Dickie, The House on the Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Wall detail (with gold leaf) of the plaster invented by Dickie, The House on the Hill, Colfax, CA

Living room and kitchen, The House On The Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Living room and kitchen, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Living room, The House On The Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Living room, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Ceiling of the living room, The House On The Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Ceiling of the living room, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Living Room and Entrance Hall, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Sculptures in the hallway of The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Guest bathroom, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Light in the hallway, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Hallway, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Scott and Juan and Ron and Dickie, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Garage, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Stairway, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Stairway, The House On The Hill, CA 2015-03-15

Stairway, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Upstairs window, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

The Confessional, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Upstairs Landing, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Doors to the master bedroom, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Master bedroom, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Master bedroom, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

En Suite bathroom for the master bedroom, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

The 360 100 mile view from the Belvedere built onto the roof, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Living Room from above, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Hot tub on rear terrace, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Swimming pool, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Rear outdoor patio, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Rear outdoor patio, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

The House On The Hill as seen from the beach, Colfax, CA

The Beach, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Rear outdoor patio, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Front of the House On The Hill at sunset, Colfax, CA

Rear of the House On The Hill at dusk, Colfax, CA

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Hot tub in use at the rear of The House On The Hill at night, Colfax, CA

Hot tub and rear of the House On The Hill at night, Colfax, CA

Living room and kitchen at night, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

View from the front door at dusk, The House On The Hill, Colfax, CA

Front of the House On The Hill at dusk, Colfax, CA

 

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