Community & History

CLOS DU LAC is a gated community of 88 homes surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and interconnected lakes located in Loomis, California. Home sites range from 1/2 acre to 23 acres nestled in a small wooded valley near Folsom Lake.

CLOS DU LAC is a French idiom meaning "Walled Vineyard by the Lake" and represents the underlying theme of this gated village. CLOS DU LAC was developed by Hardie Setzer in 1994 and designed by the internationally recognized Henrick Bull, FAIA of BSA Architects in San Francisco. It was designed to create a sense of community similar in feeling to rural settlements located in Provence, France. The main street is in the shape of a trefoil from which the logo on the wine label was adopted and designed by David Lance Goines.

The climate and topography in CLOS DU LAC is quite similar to many of the wine-growing regions along the Mediterranean and South Rhone Valley of France. Therefore, the design "theme" or "style" of this community is modeled after Mediterranean farmhouses or country villas but reinterpreted into a contemporary home which represents a present-day California foothill region lifestyle.

Over twenty acres of vineyards are grown and harvested by the community and sold to a variety of Napa and Foothill based wineries that produce premium wines from the traditional head-pruned vines. The vineyards include varietals typical of Southern France including Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah and Mouvedre.

For more information about CLOS DU LAC community please contact Riverside Management.