Mountain Wood House / Walker Warner Architects

Mountain Wood House / Walker Warner Architects

Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Interior Photography, Table, Chair, Wood, Windows, BeamMountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Countertop, Sink, Beam, ChairMountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, FacadeMountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Exterior Photography, Door, Windows, FacadeMountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - More Images+ 19

Woodside, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5100 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Matthew Millman
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Custom Furniture Design, Hope’s Steel and bronze Windows and Doors, McEwen Lighting Studio, Northstar Woodworks, Southbay Quartzite, VMZINC, Walker Zanger, Window Craft
  • Lead Architects : Greg Warner
  • Wwa Design Team : Gregory Warner, Michael Boes, Basak Cakici, Sandrine Carmantrand, Klara Kevane, Laurie Matthews, David Shutt
  • Interiors : Shawback Design
  • Landscape : Lutsko Associates
  • Builder : Chesler Construction
  • City : Woodside
  • Country : United States
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Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Matthew Millman

Text description provided by the architects. The organizing concept for the Mountain Wood residence began as an exploration of separate buildings arranged to create a variety of complementary indoor and outdoor living experiences.  Given the rural context of the town of Woodside, regional agrarian compounds and iconic forms were referenced for inspiration, as well as functionality.  

Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Exterior Photography, Door, Windows, Facade
© Matthew Millman
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Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Brick, Facade
© Matthew Millman

All buildings share a common language of strong asymmetrical lines with a shared material palette of stone, Western Red Cedar, glass, and steel, together under a zinc roof.  The use of stone evokes rusticity; rooting portions of the structures to past homesteads, while the randomly patterned cedar planking and zinc roofing, recall the rural vernacular of the California hay barn.  

Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Sofa, Lighting, Chair, Beam, Patio
© Matthew Millman
Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Countertop, Sink, Beam, Chair
© Matthew Millman

By inserting exposed steel and large expanses of glass, the home is given a contrasting, contemporary feel.  The barn, positioned at the front of the property, serves as a symbolic entry, reinforcing the rural character of the surrounding context.  An open passageway leading through the barn dramatically frames the entry facade of the main residence beyond.  Upon entering the courtyard, loosely formed by three structures, the balance of space and material enliven the project as a whole.  

Mountain Wood House  / Walker Warner Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Beam, Facade
© Matthew Millman

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Cite: "Mountain Wood House / Walker Warner Architects" 02 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953834/mountain-wood-house-walker-warner-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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