Brooklyn-based Dwelling Studios has turned a convention centre in Northern California again right into a luxurious lodge, as initially supposed by the property’s founder: the inventor of the radio.
The Lodge at Marconi sits on a 62-acre website subsequent to Tomales Bay, throughout the picturesque Marconi State Historic Park – a 1.5-hour drive up Freeway Route 1 from San Francisco.
Designed for Nashville-based firm Oliver Hospitality, the lodge occupies a historic property that was first constructed by Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian physicist who invented the radio in 1896.
“Dwelling Studios discovered inspiration within the property’s storied historical past – significantly within the pioneering spirit of Guglielmo Marconi, who labored with a New York-based engineering firm to construct the property’s preliminary constructing, a luxurious lodge, in 1914,” stated the design staff, led by Oliver Haslegrave.
It took 17 months to overtake the complicated of blackened-wood buildings, that are topped with mono-pitched roofs of various heights and opposing instructions.
The structure is much like that of The Sea Ranch Lodge additional up the coast, which reopened in 2022 after its personal in depth renovation.
Dwelling Studios seemed to the long-lasting website – famed for its modernist fashion and delicate land planning – for cues when creating the Lodge at Marconi’s 45 visitor rooms and suites, which occupy freestanding buildings throughout the wooded website.
“Borrowing design language from Sea Ranch’s ‘residing calmly on the land’ credo, the rooms mix into the surroundings and boast a tranquil and peaceable environment,” the staff stated.
The lodge complicated is made up of eight indoor and outside areas, laid out “like a summer time camp” to accommodate completely different actions in every space.
Within the reception block, friends arrive to a collection of lounges and different communal areas that create a extra casual setting than a standard lodge foyer.
A check-in counter is fronted with oxblood-coloured tiles by Heath Ceramics, which was based in close by Sausalito.
Extra of the corporate’s tiles, this time in blue-green hues, line the decrease partitions of the restaurant often called the Redwood Eating Corridor.
Purple bricks are laid in a basketweave sample throughout the ground, contrasting with the intense blue bases of the customized eating tables, whereas heat cedar panels and beams cowl the ceiling.
A mural comprising four-panel linen screens and a collection of wooden cubes mounted on a wall was made in collaboration with California-based artist Lukas Geronimas Giniotis.
The visitor rooms are brilliant and ethereal, with the colors of the pure environment subtly mirrored within the furnishings.
Some have cosy loft areas, whereas bigger suites characteristic a devoted workspace and sitting space.
“Northern California’s rugged surroundings served as a design affect, and is mirrored within the pure woods and earth-tone textiles that adorn every room and weave collectively a cohesive connection all through the property,” Dwelling Studios stated.
“Three visitor room bogs characteristic unique tile dated to the Sixties when the lodge served as a rehabilitation facility often called Synanon.”
Throughout the property, the indoor areas are afforded scenic views of the forest and the water by giant home windows.
Quite a lot of gathering and occasion areas can be found to friends each in and out, together with picket chairs positioned round fireplace pits among the many panorama designed by Bay Space agency Dune Hai.
That is Dwelling Studios’ third lodge challenge, following the Mediterranean-influenced Alsace lodge in Los Angeles and the boutique Daunt’s Albatross motel in Montauk.
The agency’s different latest tasks embody a revamped bar and restaurant on Nantucket, an Italian eatery near Harvard College and a townhouse renovation in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
The pictures is by Brian W Ferry.