Walnut Woods Residence

Taking its cues from both persona and place, this residence seeks to reconcile a difficult, walnut-wooded site with the late client’s desire to live in a log home in the woods. The residence was conceived as a 24 ft x 150 ft linear bar rising into the trees from northwest to southeast. Positioned according to subdivision covenants, the structure bridges 40 ft across an existing intermittent creek, thereby preserving the natural drainage patterns and habitat. The residence’s long and narrow massing allowed many of the trees to remain, enabling the client to live in a wooded environment. A requested pool “grotto” and porte cochere complete the site interventions. The structure’s section rises successively up a cascading stair to culminate in a glass-enclosed meditative space (known lovingly as the “bird feeder”), providing access to the grass roof via an exterior stair. The walnut trees, cleared from the site during construction, were locally milled and returned to the residence as hardwood flooring.

Photo credit: Scott HIsey

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Raymond Design LP added this to Alta2-Exterior18 May 2019

Interesting modern take on log wall. I ONLY LIKE THE BOX OUTCROPPING!

Clayton McMurdie added this to exterior26 February 2018

I like the steel/glass overhanging part

Stacey Olgado Residential Construction Management added this to Becky Lane inspiration17 November 2017

Love! There's the glass room idea without adding a third floor

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I like the mix of wood and steel and use of pop out spaces. Interesting viewing points.

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