san francisco and princeton-based dowling studios have designed 'whitehall lane', a residence and guesthouse in
st helena, california. positioned along a steep slope, the site is framed with a backdrop of mature trees and a garden
positioned in front of the main home while providing unobstructed views of napa valley and the vineyards to the east.
accessed by a series of portals branching from an internal corridor, an enclosed courtyard planted with ornamental
cherry trees to the west side of the dwelling creates an intimate outdoor setting.