In the foyer, entered through the front garden,
textiles and mementos from the owners’ travels in
South America and Africa are juxtaposed against
a cardboard Wiggle side chair by Vitra, designed
by architect Frank Gehry in 1972. Facing page: San
Francisco landscape architect Katherine Webster
simplified the front garden at this St. Helena home.
Beds of gravel and grasses form an asymmetrical
grid around an existing maple tree. Poured-in-place cement pavers lead to the front door. Inside,
an old fireplace is clad with blackened steel; a
doorway leads to bedrooms.