Wild Lilac Residence by Walker Workshop
The Wild Lilac Residence is an absolutely marvelous contemporary home located in the heart of nature. It was designed by Walker Workshop, whose Oak Pass House project is already featured on our site. Similarly to it, the Wild Lilac Residence is placed on a rough hillside in the foothills of San Bernardino, California’s National Forest.
The single story residence enjoys wonderful views all around and that is one of the reasons it is mostly covered in glazed surfaces that do not obstruct the panoramas.
This 3200 SF single-family residence and accompanying 800 SF pool house were envisioned as a refuge cradled within the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest. The design uses a series of thickened walls which run east-west along the topography of the dramatic mountain site to establish discrete programmatic zones and protect the interiors from the sun. Each resulting zone affirms its connection to the surrounding hillside, while the thickened walls demarcate successively more private areas of the house.