Bosworth Hoedemaker
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Main House rustic exterior

Main House

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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drewandrameen wrote:
Is it possible to get a floorplan?
   Comment   February 3, 2013
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Yes I would love a floor plan too.
November 13, 2013 at 11:28am     
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ebmarshall wrote:
Are there interior photos of this house? It is lovely.
   Comment   January 2, 2013
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i will like to see interior
December 11, 2013 at 10:57am   
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Me too!
January 19, 2014 at 4:45am   
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talahi wrote:
Metal roof color? - We are planing to replace our asphalt shingle roof on our low pitch mid century modern home with a standing seam metal roof. I have a vision of our roof disappearing into the sky. Finding this photo has reaffirmed my vision. Can you share the roof color?
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
This is a galvanized metal roof, no added color.
December 5, 2012 at 3:41pm   
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Thank you
December 5, 2012 at 6:15pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Vanessa Brunner added this to Photo of the Week: Refuge on the Open Plains
The interior of the house mainly consists of one large great room. Steep ladders on either side lead to loft spaces lit by single windows. Window seats near the fireplace offer views of the expansive grassland.
This striking ranch makes the most of panoramic vistas by providing prime viewing space on its wraparound porch. Clean lines create a roofline with modern proportions.

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wrap around deck
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dormer window
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April 6, 2014
whole idea of venue
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another angle
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April 2, 2014
Elevation view
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Toit et lucarne
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I like design...covered decks and windows
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general idea roof windows siding
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Dutch hip roof
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March 23, 2014
Cool idea
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tin roof and wrap around porch
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metal building with a wrap porch
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March 19, 2014
I love the designer. Go to their website and look at other projects.
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March 19, 2014
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March 19, 2014
not interested in a tin roof - BUT the idea that the higher roof line captures the larger area and then a lower roof line articulates around the house is interesting and might resolve the interior idea of a N/S peak in the great room.
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March 18, 2014
all integrated under one roof???
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March 16, 2014
Simple design
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The dormer is centered over the windows below
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i feel good
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Sunroom in middle
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Galvanized metal roof
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Pole house
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Roof line
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Open open simple
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Roof line and porch
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Home for property
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This House!
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Windows porch roofline
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Just love
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Must feel wide open from the interior
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Hunt club lodge and business house
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simple and elegant
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open look
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this would be a great cabin...
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wrap around porch with columns
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beautiful farm house inspired. love the verandas
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Mike would like metal roof and wrap around porch
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love this house
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wrap around porch
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Floor to ceiling windows.
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Metal roof & Siding
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Fits into the landscape perfectly.
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check out architects' web site.... interesting rooflines w/dormers
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Very similar look and feel to what we want the western side of the house to be.
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What do you like about this photo? Open look
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window in roof and roofing material
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View windows on ranch style
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Like th dormer & windows. Like the symetry. Possibly screened in porch on either side, left for eating, right for outdoor fireplace.
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Wood decks all around...Smaller footprint (maybe 2000-2500 sq ft) with three out buildings (garage/shop, art studio, guest sleeping quarters) Solar panels on roof, glass facing in most directions One bedroom, 1 and 1/2 baths. Utility room, great kitchen, great room, office. Can route from garage be built to support a truck? How wide is that? No fill for driveway? Only elevated drive with free flowing water, minimal tree removal... Tree house for art studio???
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a prairie 'glass house'
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why this beautiful pic is in ladders escapes me
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style of the house
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glass house
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exterior of traditional country style home
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In the kittitas valley somewhere
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likes this style
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The house
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porches and windows
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ranch with light
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Lots of windows
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Panoramic ranch with lots of sky and not trees! Note roof lines.
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Farmhouse in Kittitas County. Love the shape of the home, the symmetry, the roof line.
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Farmhouse in Kittitas County. Love the shape, the symmetry, the roofline.
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porch and day room
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Pole barn
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simplicity. windows.
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This looks and feels like what I am trying to uncover - a single story spacious ranch/farm style home that would be the empitome of understated elegance - luxurious yet simple; functional yet spacious and it fits well into the Colorado landscape we will put it on. Further, a similar style out building would blend well with the architecture of this home. See Evernote Notebook on house design with the Garage/Outbuilding section.
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Love the exterior!
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wrap around with tin
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symetry, zinc roof, light
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suit my locale
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design style of house
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amazing windows
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Clean lines
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I could live here
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August 21, 2013
Large windows on all side allow light to filter through. It seems to me this is another element that helps make the "outside" feel more "inside".
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Huge ranch house
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If the detail in the current plan be scaled back would this be possible?
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Open porch
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Simple straight lines
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Glass house
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porch, windows, suitable with barn garage
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house on elevated platform
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Prairie Home
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would look better if porch was open
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lots of natural light with doors
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Windows and porch
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galvanized metal roof
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For sophie
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Galvanized Metal Roof
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Resort open building
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Gable house with hip porch, some of which is enclosed
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Dormer windows
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Canin tower
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Wrap-around porch on single story home. Roof, too.
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Open and glassed in
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back patio off kitchen - creating symmetry post extension
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ranch with metal roof
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Ranch home
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Center section, south view of house, no porches on the ends?
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white roof and deep overhangs
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OH WOW!!!!
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