Oak Woodland Residence is a house in the San Francisco Bay Area that was designed by no less than three studios. The architecture was done by Walker Warner Architects, the interior was designed by ODADA and the landscape was handled by Ground Studio.
The estate is located on a beautiful piece of land with tall oak trees. Over the years, the family had adapted small parts of the house and the landscape which caused the whole to no longer be coherent. A collaboration between three renowned American studios brought much needed change.
The gradual transition between the surrounding landscape and the land of Oak Woodland Residence creates an optical illusion: the surroundings appear larger than they are
Ground Studio creates a fusion between the landscape and the house by making the planting wilder and more random as one moves away from the house. The trees become more rigid and symmetrically placed the closer one gets to the house to imitate the verticality of the walls. The gradual transition between the surrounding landscape and the land of Oak Woodland Residence creates an optical illusion: the surroundings appear larger than they are. Walker Warner Architects opted for flexible spaces that were suitable for both intimate gatherings and large events. This is where the walnut movable screens come into play. These open up the building to the outside, allowing the resident to experience the site as a whole. Oak Woodland Residence's interior by ODADA is dominated by straight lines which gives the whole a luxurious feel. Soothing elements such as the curved legs of a chair and organic sculptures bring intimacy back inside. ODADA creates a reconciliation of professional and everyday elements. The collaboration of the three studios creates a coherent home tailored to the landscape, where both intimacy and luxury can be found. Photographer: Matthew Millman