John Senhauser Architects
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Walnut Woods Residence contemporary-exterior

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: Eric Williams (Sophisticated Living magazine)

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Steal and wood mixed beams
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Love the material palette
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poles and siding
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siding and slate forentry
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love this door. black. beams.
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The perfect door entrance to the office/garage? Just add RFID!
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stone work
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Bluestone tile. Color, Multiple shapes. Layout
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i want this door
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like the steel and wood posts
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extérieur matériaux
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