Modern Walnut House Design, by Shouten Architect. Modern style house familiar with their surroundings, below we present to you. A minimalist portrait of a house, with a value style of modern art, has an element of steel and glass as the dominant material in this house. Called the Walnut House. Walnut House is one of the best works of the Portland company Giulietti / Schouten. The house is located a few miles outside McMinnville on 2.5 hectares of sloping site in a walnut plantation. In order to create a care-home materials are free to choose maintenance as low as possible. Some of this material: metal sided galvanized, aluminum windows, exposed concrete walls and wood veneer panels for the sides. Simple features passive and sustainable home, including rainwater harvesting, roof mounted solar hot water heater, floor heating radiant, cork flooring, natural day-lighting and Icynene sprayed-on insulation.