Bosworth Hoedemaker
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Writer's Hut

Architecture by Bosworth Hoedemaker
Interior Design by Garret Cord Werner

This secluded cabin is part of a larger compound created for a family's private retreat in the San Juan's. This client wanted her own private space where she could spend rainy afternoons surrounded by nature to work on her writing.

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December 11, 2011
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Thought you would never ask: 10-feet by 10-feet by 10-feet.
    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 3:05PM
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:) thanks, I am trying so hard to visualize a unique smaller office so that helps so much really beautiful.
    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 3:30PM
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Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to Chic & Functional Home Offices
This home office would come in as a close second if I had to choose from the offices in this Ideabook. The calm of this space can almost be felt through the photo. The large windows showcase a quiet view. The bookcases running up to the ceiling are filled with beautiful items and there is a built-in bench placed along the wall behind the desk. So whether sitting at the desk or lounging on the bench, I imagine this would be a perfect spot to collect your thoughts and be very productive.
Alison Aves added this to Houzz Tour: San Juan Islands Retreat
A writer's hut — the most remote of the property's several structures, Hoedemaker says — is comfortable, bright and equipped with a work surface and built-in bookshelves. "It was designed to be a place to escape distraction," he says. "It hovers on the edge of a slope looking down into the forest floor, out into the canopy, and up into the sky."
John Hill added this to Contemporary Cabins in the Woods
Even with small openings, relative to the previous examples, the connection with nature outside is strong.

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