Brooklyn-based Dwelling Studios has turned a convention centre in Northern California again right into a luxurious resort, as initially meant by the property’s founder: the inventor of the radio.
The Lodge at Marconi sits on a 62-acre web site 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 resort 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 – notably 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 resort, in 1914,” mentioned the design crew, 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 just like that of The Sea Ranch Lodge additional up the coast, which reopened in 2022 after its personal in depth renovation.
Dwelling Studios regarded to the long-lasting web site – famed for its modernist type 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 web site.
“Borrowing design language from Sea Ranch’s ‘residing evenly on the land’ credo, the rooms mix into the surroundings and boast a tranquil and peaceable environment,” the crew mentioned.
The resort complicated is made up of eight indoor and outside areas, laid out “like a summer season camp” to accommodate totally different actions in every space.
Within the reception block, visitors arrive to a sequence of lounges and different communal areas that create a extra casual setting than a standard resort 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 known as the Redwood Eating Corridor.
Crimson 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 sequence of wooden cubes mounted on a wall was made in collaboration with California-based artist Lukas Geronimas Giniotis.
The visitor rooms are vivid 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 mentioned.
“Three visitor room bogs characteristic authentic tile dated to the Sixties when the resort served as a rehabilitation facility often known as Synanon.”
Throughout the property, the indoor areas are afforded scenic views of the forest and the water by way of giant home windows.
A wide range of gathering and occasion areas can be found to visitors each in and out, together with wood chairs positioned round fireplace pits among the many panorama designed by Bay Space agency Dune Hai.
That is Dwelling Studios’ third resort mission, following the Mediterranean-influenced Alsace resort in Los Angeles and the boutique Daunt’s Albatross motel in Montauk.
The agency’s different current initiatives 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.