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SB Architects Lead $8 Million Expansion of California Wine Country's Luxurious Farmhouse Inn

Dream Team of Innovative Hoteliers and Hospitality Architects Collaborate on Renovation Project.

Monday, June 09, 2014
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Set in the heart of the California's wine country, internationally-acclaimed luxury hotel Farmhouse Inn has partnered with award-winning hospitality firm SB Architects, to expand and enhance the boutique property. The $8 million renovation, to be unveiled this fall, will include nine new luxury rooms, a new spa, fitness center, impressive property-wide landscaping and a completely revitalized pool area.

Established in 2001, Farmhouse Inn combines the intimacy of a country inn with the sophisticated luxury of a world-class hotel. The brother and sister team of Catherine and Joe Bartolomei – fifth generation farmers – are committed to creating an authentic wine country experience for their guests.

"The essence of Farmhouse Inn is luxury and authenticity, so we enlisted a top design talent to continue its evolution as Sonoma County's favorite destination," said Catherine Bartolomei, owner of Farmhouse Inn. "SB Architects is the perfect partner for us, and the added elements and thoughtful details will truly enhance the guest experience."

In collaboration with Farmhouse Inn, SB Architects is leading the renovation project along with a design team that includes ValleyCrest landscape architects, Myra Hoefer Interior Design and general contractor Shook & Waller. Nestled within a small valley, Farmhouse Inn exudes a peaceful and intimate environment and the re-design elevates guest experiences to enable the hotel to take full advantage of its prominent and unique location along the Russian River.

"We have built a great reputation for designing award-winning resorts all over the world, but we maintain the boutique size that allows us to be responsive, flexible and collaborative," said Scott Lee, President of SB Architects. "Creating an authentic experience of place is our primary goal and we have a special place in our hearts for wine country destinations. It's a dream collaboration."

About SB Architects
In over 50 years of continuous practice, SB Architects has established a world-wide reputation for excellence in the planning and design of large-scale hotels, resorts, destination resort communities, and all associated resort amenities, as well as large-scale multi-family residential and urban mixed-use projects. With past and present projects spanning six continents, SB Architects has established a long-standing reputation for its ability to create and maintain a strong design vision. The firm's portfolio includes projects of every imaginable scale, in locations ranging from the Caribbean and Central America, to the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and across Asia. The firm has three offices: San Francisco, Miami and Shenzhen.

About Farmhouse Inn
Situated on a serene six-acre wooded property in Sonoma County's world famous Russian River Valley region, Farmhouse Inn combines the hospitality of a family-owned bed & breakfast and the amenities of an Four-Diamond luxury boutique hotel to create a casually elegant wine country escape. A charming and romantic boutique hotel, Farmhouse Inn celebrates the spirit of wine country by providing guests with an insider's experience of Sonoma County. The Inn boasts a Michelin- starred restaurant, a full service farm-to-table spa managed by Francis & Alexander, gardens throughout the property and picturesque vineyards on-site. All of Farmhouse Inn's 25 rooms—including seventeen Barn rooms and suites, eight cottage rooms and suites and two upstairs guest rooms in the original farmhouse—offer relaxing, scenic views with an unparalleled luxury experience

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