Gensler, Novogratz upgrade 1960s-inspired Timber Cove

The property now has 46 redesigned guestrooms with contemporary details influenced by the Sonoma coastal setting.

Timber Cove reopened in Jenner, Calif., following an eight-month renovation from Gensler and Los Angeles-based design firm Novogratz. Both firms collaborated on revamping the hotel as a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, as well as the 1960s.

The refreshed property now has 46 redesigned guestrooms with contemporary details influenced by the Sonoma coastal setting. In addition to forest, cove or ocean views, every room has such details as LP players, fireplaces and or original artwork from Jimmy Mezei, Jeff Canham and Emily Nathan. Redwood and original stonework were used, reflecting the hotel’s “modern hippie” aesthetic and harmonizing modern and retro furnishings. There are also tribal textiles, white fabrics, worn leather and plaid that complement the interiors’ eclectic details.

Public spaces were also upgraded, including the Great Room that now has a new entryway inspired by the hotel’s classic design. The refreshed Timber Cove bar retained its original floor-to-ceiling fireplace, while firepits and games are now offered in the Outdoor Living Room. The hotel’s coastal side — home to the Coast Kitchen restaurant, complete with outdoor patio, and the Tasting Room — has expansive views, event lawns and a firepit overlooking the sea.

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