As we were finishing up this issue of Sacramento Home, the weather finally turned cool and crisp. Fall in Sacramento is glorious, especially after a long, hot summer. When we first started talking about this issue, the temps were in the 90s. Back then, winter felt far, far away, and it was a little disorienting to think about snow and Tahoe ski cabins.
But now, winter is just around the corner, and we’re happy to share two fabulous winter retreats with you. One, designed by Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia, is a cheerful A-frame that’s perfect for a fun-loving young family. The other, a large, light-filled home in Martis Camp, was thoughtfully designed by Berkeley-based interior designer Jill Dudensing for her brother. Both houses have one thing in common: They are cozy places, filled with creature comforts that keep the cold at bay.
As winter settles in, you’ll most often find me at home on my sofa, wrapped in my warm bathrobe, sipping a cup of coffee with my favorite creature comfort—my wirehaired dachshund, Guinness—by my side. (By the way, that’s Guinness pictured on page 26!)