Bill & Jennifer Nelson Home

Nelson Home

Nelson Home

This 12-year old Prairie Style home was custom built for the Nelson family. The home sits on 5 acres with an impressive panoramic view of the valley, all the way to Mt. Diablo.

The home was created in the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright, specifically Wright’s Hanna House at Stanford. The home’s layout is a “hexagonal” grid. The walls in all the rooms are part of hexagon angles. From the entryway, visitors can see how architect Ty Hoblitt of Orangevale conformed to the spirit of the Hanna house with natural materials, window walls and an open floor plan following the hexagonal grid. The living room ceiling soars above a wall of windows to the view beyond. Large rooms, clean and uncluttered spaces, natural light, and oak hardwood floors carry out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style. The local builder is Loren Fasmer, who built other homes featured in previous home tours. The angles must have presented quite a challenge to the carpenters.

The living room has Stickley furniture that echoes the light-stained oak flooring. This style of furniture is classic for the Arts and Craft Period. Custom lighted cabinets display the Nelson’s beautiful glass art collection.

In contrast, the kitchen seems cozy with its lowered ceiling, warm cherry cabinets, and triangular-shaped island. All cabinets throughout the home were custom built by local craftsman John LeSage of the Wood Wizard in Sutter Creek.

The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a 15-foot ceiling and a stunning view of Mt. Diablo. The exterior features a large porte cochère carport in the front and natural landscaping off the living room, to frame the panoramic hilltop view. We think you will agree that the home succeeds in capturing the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright.