Donum Home is a minimal estate located in Sonoma, California, designed by David Thulstrup. Originally built in 2017 Donum Home was designed by Matt Hollis of MH Architects to provide a setting for guests to appreciate the layers and complexity of Donum wine amid an exquisite natural setting. To commemorate Donum Estate’s 20th Anniversary, Thulstrup has reimagined Donum Home by drawing on the outstanding Californian landscapes and his Scandinavian heritage. Through simple and calm architectural interventions, he pays homage to Californian authenticity by using local materials. Three tasting rooms have been added to make a total of five that look out towards the rolling hills of southern Sonoma nestled beneath the waters of San Pablo Bay. In addition to the architectural transformation, a range of custom furniture pieces have been crafted creating cohesiveness between the objects and the space. The outcome: an atmosphere that is refined, yet relaxed.
The 200-acre Estate is home to over 50 major works from artists from across the globe. The new design commission for Donum Home marks a continued commitment to Donum’s philosophy of bringing together fine wine, sustainable farming, and world-class art, design, and architecture. Donum Home houses part of The Donum Collection, including artworks from Yue Minjun (China, 1962) and Liu Xiaodong (China, 1963) that have been be rehung alongside new commissions and acquisitions. Another 30 Years, a newly acquired painting by Tracey Emin (UK, 1963) will join her neon, Surrounded by You. Specifically commissioned for the new Donum Home is also a hand-blown glass vase by sculptor Lene Bødker (Denmark, 1958). Jeppe Hein (Denmark, 1974) also crafted three site-specific mirror balloon works for the Great Room.
Photography by Eric Petschek
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