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Main House and Tower farmhouse-exterior

Main House and Tower

This house, in eastern Washington’s Kittitas County, is sited on the shallow incline of a slight elevation, in the midst of fifty acres of pasture and prairie grassland, a place of vast expanses, where only distant hills and the occasional isolated tree interrupt the view toward the horizon. Where another design might seem to be an alien import, this house feels entirely native, powerfully attached to the land. Set back from and protected under the tent-like protection of the roof, the front of the house is entirely transparent, glowing like a lantern in the evening.

Along the windowed wall that looks out over the porch, a full-length enfilade reaches out to the far window at each end. Steep ship’s ladders on either side of the great room lead to loft spaces, lighted by a single window placed high on the gable ends. On either side of the massive stone fireplace, angled window seats offer views of the grasslands and of the watch tower. Eight-foot-high accordion doors at the porch end of the great room fold away, extending the room out to a screened space for summer, a glass-enclosed solarium in winter.

In addition to serving as an observation look-out and beacon, the tower serves the practical function of housing a below-grade wine cellar and sleeping benches. Tower and house align from entrance to entrance, literally linked by a pathway, set off axis and leading to steps that descend into the courtyard.

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February 3, 2013
dixonmkr wrote:
How can I view the floor plan for this house?
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Like to see interior photos and floor plan
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July 25, 2014
greenstar1 wrote:
I would like to see the floor plan and any interior photos also. - I have some ranch property that I am interested in building a home on.

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If peace and quiet is what you're looking for, how about this home out on a prairie in Eastern Washington? Surrounded by 54 acres of wide-open space, you would hear wind instead of traffic. This is the ultimate peaceful pad.
When this house was built, a stand-alone water tower was designed along with it.

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stand-alone water tower
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tower with below grade wine cellar and sleeping benches…tornado shelter?
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Tower and roof
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House and tower
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Exterior 3
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Eastern WA state - 45 acres
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context, Montana fit?
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how it sits on land
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peace and quiet
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lookout tower/play house?
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Room for horses
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eastern wa prairie home
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like the columns and it looks similar at the point to our house.
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Isolated prairie home.
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summer house
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True ranch with lovely light
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Same house in daylight
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Farmhouse 2
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Tower on the prairie
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Prairie House
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prairie home in eastern washington state
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