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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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jocelyn594 wrote:
Roof Inspiration - I just wanted to send a note of thanks. My husband I are building a custom home just west of Austin, Texas, and the roof on your Kittitas house is serving as a major exterior inspiration. Upon seeing your design, we changes our plans, and our new house will now have a metal room and a long, horizontal dormer. Thanks for the great idea!
   Comment   February 22, 2013
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Happy to inspire!
March 21, 2013 at 2:49PM   
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pinkie123
is there any interior photos?
September 22, 2013 at 11:29PM   
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marcmart201 wrote:
Could you tell me the square footage and how many bedrooms this house has? Also are there 2 stories? Thank you
   Comment   September 8, 2012
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
This house is around 3,000 square feet with porches and loft space included.
September 10, 2012 at 11:01AM     
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TracyAnn Lidbom wrote:
floor plan - Hi wonder can you send me the floor plan that I like u have??? send me e.mail is go.cowgirlup@yahoo.com thanks..
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
Thank you for your interest in our work, but we do not sell floor plans because our work is all custom-designed.
July 10, 2012 at 9:24AM   
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Kathy Winkler wrote:
What is this style roofline called, please?
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zoobs
This is called a Dutch hip or a dutch gable roof.
March 2, 2014 at 6:20AM   
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pittsville wrote:
Silver metal Roof - Would you be so kind as to say what the manufacturer is for this particular galvanized material, what gauge, and is it galvalume, or just plain galvanized, and also the seam height. This one is beautiful. Thanks for your help.
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carolhag
Mueller also makes metal roofs and different colors! Probably one of the best manufactures in the state if Texas. Cost effective for insurance rates too, cheaper than composition roofs!
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what are the dimensions of the windows that are flush with the porch pillars/the ones nearest to the front edge of the porch? thx!
April 16, 2014 at 9:08AM   
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susanrobertson wrote:
What is the exterior of this house made of? Is that a metal roof? I love this design. Who makes these windows and doors?
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Yes, it is a standing seem galvanized metal roof.
February 13, 2012 at 2:31PM   
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church86 wrote:
What is the pitch of the porch roof - What is the pitch of the porch roof
   Comment   July 19, 2014
kskousen wrote:
Loft space aprox square footage - You have designed and built an absolutely stunning home!!! As far as the loft is concerned, is it dedicated to sleeping space only and can you share the aprox. square footage? (We are trying to design a home at aprox. 3000 sq ft but will have a partial lower floor/walk out basement. We would love to include a loft as well for the view aspect but don't want to end up building too big. Thank you for sharing with us!
   Comment   March 30, 2013
pittsville wrote:
Roof Seam Width - I forgot to ask the roof seam width. Thanks.
   Comment   April 25, 2012
trigger1993 wrote:
would it be possible to see the floor plan
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The architects say this home is "protected under the tent-like protection of the roof." I agree. This style in a prairie seems like a natural protrusion in this landscape.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Photo of the Week: Refuge on the Open Plains
Only the occasional tree or farmhouse blocks the view of the horizon from this home. The house itself is slightly raised on a shallow incline, which allows for perfectly clear views from the home's large windowed walls. The front of the house is entirely transparent, but is set back from the porch, allowing for a sense of privacy. The doors leading out to the porch fold accordion-style. This extends the great room into a screened-in space in the summer. As the sky gets darker, the house starts to glow, becoming visible from far distances. More photos of this home:
Some roofs both hug the land and reach for the sky. This roof aspires to what's above while, like a tent, it is tethered to the broad prairie. The absence of a shadow at the gable ends emphasizes the simple geometry of the roof shape. And the thin slit-like shed dormer is like an eye half open, not quite awake nor asleep. See more of this house
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Roofs. There are so many important functions for a roof. Though its primary purposes may be to shed water and protect us from the elements, a well-thought-out roof does so much more. It can tether us to the landscape or let us soar up and away. And the best roofs can do both at the same time.
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Roof forms of ranch-style designs vary from gable and hip forms to combinations of the two, as you can see in this contemporary version. The steeper pitch of the upper gable roof allows a shed dormer to be placed comfortably in the scheme. Note how the rustic setting and materials are encapsulated into a confident sculptural form. The design does not ramble but still spreads widely along its site.
Gables atop hip roofs. Less common but quite distinguishable is the gable on a hip roof, like this example. Though the two roof forms can have the same pitch, the gable is steeper than the hip here. As well, the gable portion gets pierced with a shed dormer. Double-hung windows refer to historical precedent. The dance between contemporary and traditional, as this house demonstrates, defines more sophisticated examples of American vernacular.Sea Ranch in California and Seaside in Florida are famous examples of vernacular expression executed by prominent architectural firms in planned developments.

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