The Portola Valley Barn is a dynamic space, separate from an existing main residence, designed for large-scale entertaining as well as relaxation. Reminiscent of the tin-roofed, weathered rural vernacular of the picturesque surroundings, the compound comprises three primary structures—a spacious home office, a home theater and a luxurious guest suite—connected by interstitial entryways containing a kitchen and powder room. The exterior of the main structures are composed of weathered materials intended to blend into their surroundings. In contrast, the contemporary interior features crisply detailed white walls, polished surfaces, and dramatic lighting.
Architecture: Walker Warner Architects
Principal: Greg Warner
Senior Project Manager: Thomas Clapper
Architectural Staff: Brian Lang, Mark McPhie
Interiors: Selby House Ltd.
Landscape: Janell Denler Hobart Gardens
Builder: Gentry Construction, Inc.
Photography: Matthew Millman