Walker Warner drew from the rustic surroundings and determined appropriate lines and forms for this particular landscape that spoke to their client’s vision, all the while incorporating the highest levels of quality, integrity and craftsmanship.
The Mountain Wood residence embodies the San Francisco firm’s belief that architecture should be expressive, timeless. Walker Warner arranged three zinc-roofed structures a main house, an office, and a barn around a loose central courtyard. The fourth structure a pool house comprises a row of three pavilions, constructed of the same understated material palette of wood, stone, glass and steel, as the main buildings.
The rustic stone barn, reminiscent of a beautiful ruin that has long stood on the land, stands at the front of the property, acting as a visual threshold and symbol of the updated rural vernacular. An open passageway through the barn creates a dramatic frame of the entry facade of the main residence, which is contrastingly contemporary with its exposed steel and large expanses of glass.