Pool & Folly at Glen Ellen

High above the main residence, with panoramic views of Sonoma Mountain and the valley below, is a folly, designed for formal entertaining with a kitchen wing to the north, a quiet reading room to the east, and a dining pergola with adjacent barbecue to the west, all organized around an entry lawn.

Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.

The symmetrical connection between the flagstone-paved dining area and the reading room replicates the configuration of the dining porch and the master suite at the main house. The over-scaled pergola is supported by four “board-and-batten order” piers.

Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.

The pool house, which doubles as a guest cottage, is situated downslope from the folly, amidst mature Arbutus and tall live oaks, with a south-facing pergola overlooking the pool.

Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.
Leavitt Residence, Location: Glen Ellen CA, Architect: RAMSA. Two separate pavilions on a hilltop overlooking the Sonoma mountain range. Robert AM Stern design with Grant Marani, partner in charge.

Project Partner: Grant F. Marani

Interior Design: Agnes Bourne

Landscape Design: Ron Herman Landscape Architect

Photography: Peter Aaron / OTTO