Leed Gold Eco-hotel Built from Reclaimed Wood
Leed Gold Eco-hotel in the famous Wine Country town of Healdsburg boasts sustainable, natural materials, and an eco-friendly design. These earned it a LEED Gold certification. Glass encases the lobby entry, while the walls and floors are made of textured and smooth concrete. Steel and reclaimed redwood slats are utilized throughout the exterior. Creating a naturally open feel and provide views of the surrounding trees and foliage.
Artfully-described as modern organic by the building’s creators at David Baker Architects. Harmon Guest House is the companion to its two sister boutique hotels, the swanky Hotel Healdsburg and the trendy h2hotel. As described on the firm’s website. This contextual new inn slips into the Healdsburg scene as a new surprise with an understated California vibe. Yet it seems as if it’s always naturally been there.
These organic intentions are apparent from the moment you walk up to the building. The design subconsciously promotes sustainable transportation. Thanks to the sheltered bus stop bench built into the face of the hotel and a shared fleet of bicycles available for guest use. Even the check-in desk has been crafted from one single, fallen eucalyptus tree. The combination of a vast glass entryway, bare polished concrete, and unadorned wooden screens is a reminder to all. The condition of being natural is just as beautiful (if not more) than decoration or embellishment.
A centralized courtyard and glass-enclosed bridges connect the 39 rooms (including six suites).
The presence of the hotel benefits Healdsburg’s own Foss Creek. This is visible from the rear of the inn and accessible via a footbridge. A creekside park allows guests to enjoy the restored area between the water and land. While the property’s presence spanning the creek aids in the protection of the natural area.