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Faust Winery

Aidlin Darling Design

Design Team

Aidlin Darling Design

David Darling


Joshua Aidlin


Ben Damron

Project Designer

Peter Larsen

Chip Hubert

Extended Partners

General Contractors

Cello & Maudru Construction

Consultants, Engineers,

Structural Engineer: Summit Engineering
Landscape Architecture: Surfacedesign, Inc.
Lighting Design: Revolver Design
Interior Design & Curation: Maca Huneeus Design
Civil Engineer: Applied Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Summit Engineering, Inc.
Audio/Visual: March and Wright
Historic Consultant: Architectural Resources Group


Adam Rouse and Adrian Gaut


Restoration of existing floors, stone, structure, handrail
Cle tile


Lindsay Ross: Photography
Roberto Ruspoli: Mural
Michael McDermott: Labels

About the Project

After more than 140 years of wear and tear, the Faust Haus was born. Through the collaborative efforts of vintners and designers, and with careful consideration of its latent character, a historic relic was transformed into the winery’s first ever tasting venue.

A strategy for tapping into the project’s underlying potential was employed by carefully considering the property’s history, character, and deficiencies. Working with the Landscape and Engineering teams, both interior and surrounding exterior spaces are activated as casual settings for wine tasting. The result re-imagines the typical monolithic tasting experience, facilitating a relaxed self-guided experience.

Originally built in 1878 in the Queen Anne style, the existing Victorian house was structurally upgraded, lovingly restored, and reincarnated to embody the spirit of the Faust brand. Every element was carefully implemented to ensure the soul of the historic building was preserved, while infusing the design with an open modern sensibility.

The home’s iconic turret was preserved from the exterior, but opened up on the inside to transform the space below. The home’s central staircase was restored to expose its rich materiality. Conceptually, the staircase serves as a primary design element. As the palette transitions from one of dark opulence to bright simplicity, it represents the transcendence of the winery’s namesake: Faust, the protagonist of Goethe’s classic play. Italian artist Roberto Ruspoli was commissioned to create a mural that reinforces this concept of enlightenment as it traces the stairwell to the upper floor.

A collection of objects has been carefully curated to showcase craft, beauty, and history. Unique, vibrantly colored pieces are paired with vintage finds to imbibe guests in the Faust experience.

Recognizing craftsmanship in all forms, the Faust Haus will also host an ongoing series of related events and exhibits–solidifying it as a cultural hub and gathering space.

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