About the Project

We organized the casitas and main house of this hacienda around a colonnade-lined courtyard. Walking from the parking court through the exterior wood doors and stepping into the courtyard has the effect of slowing time.

The hand carved stone fountain in the center is a replica of one in Mexico.

Viewed from this site on Seco Creek near Utopia, the surrounding tree-covered hills turn a deep blue-green in the distance.

Photography: Travis Keas and Joey Kammerer