Walker Warner Architects provides complete architectural services for custom residential and estate design. Since its establishment in 1989 by Brooks Walker and Greg Warner.
We create enduring architecture for inspired living.
We believe architecture should be expressive, timeless, and always in unity with the natural beauty of the site. We understand that thoughtful designs emerge through the collaborative process of listening to, learning from, and engaging with our clients. Equally important is the study of the conditions and natural features of the landscape, the character of the existing structures, and the context created by the surroundings. Through this exploration, we gain a deep understanding of our client’s desires coupled with the possibilities offered by the site, which drives the design.
Our work is informed, from concept to completion, by the highest levels of quality, integrity, and craftsmanship. It begins with a conscientious selection of appropriate materials, dedication to innovative and proven building techniques, and sustainable practices that promote environmental responsibility. Our longstanding partnerships with leading landscape architects, interior designers, builders and artisan craftspeople allow us to design with continuity, precision, and unparalleled sophistication and beauty. “ The spirit of Walker Warner Architects’ designs always connect beautifully to the location. Proportion, innovative use of materials, and functionality are always present in their work, and the results are gently beautiful and highly livable. Whether based in tradition or in more contemporary expressions, their work always delivers a unique expression and a timeless result.”—Douglas Durkin, Douglas Durkin Design
Originally built in the 1920s, the renovation of this historic Italian Renaissance style home was a delicate balance between preserving its historical character while leaning forward to respond to a more contemporary way of living.
Situated along a rugged stretch of coastline, the Kua Bay House embraces the spirit of Mauka-Makai—the symbolic flow of lava from mountain to sea—through its direct connections to the volcanic landscape and dramatic vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
In harmony with its surroundings along the coast of Mexico, this vacation home embraces beauty as well as durability. Custom concrete walls matched to the color of local sand were poured in lifts to create a unique wavy texture that shifts as the light changes throughout the day.
The design teams collaborated with Coffeebar Menlo Park founder Greg Buchheister to reimagine a building that was once a nail salon and an Asian food market into a curated, modern café that would draw in commuters and residents alike.
Located just outside the Presidio, we built this highly crafted, ground-up house within a swift 18-month schedule—on a lot created by carving off the downhill portion of the client’s original property next door.
Hale Nukumoi is the quintessential Hawaiian beach house: open, casual, and unfussy. Adjacent to a popular public beach, the house makes skillful use of oversized sliding doors, a custom rainscreen, and layered plantings to provide much-needed privacy when desired.
The Kahua Kuili residence was conceived as a modern interpretation of a classic Hawaiian summer camp. The project site is located at the base of the island’s large cinder cone, Pu’u Kuili, and offers expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Kua Bay as well as mountain views to Hualalai.
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 connected by interstitial entryways containing a kitchen and powder room.
The Quintessa Pavilions are the newest addition to the Quintessa Estate, a winery and residence designed by Walker Warner Architects. The result is three, unique wine tasting pavilions that can be utilized year-round despite the weather.
Nestled on an east facing bluff of the Tiburon Peninsula, the Tiburon Bay View residence provides sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay while acting as a natural buffer from the road and neighboring houses.