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Winter Cabin 1 rustic-exterior

Winter Cabin 1

This project was for clients who we had worked with previously. A couple of years after we finished our first project with them - a remodel of their kitchen – these clients approached us again and asked us to design a weekend cabin for them in Eastern Washington. Located in the Wilson Ranch community of the Methow Valley, the area is a winter ski hub in Washington and a training ground for the US Nordic ski team. Our client skied collegiately for the University of Wisconsin and was attracted to this area for its miles of groomed trails and business networking opportunities. A lot of of Seattle’s newly minted wealth has weekend retreats in this valley and these folks dine at the same establishments on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Our solution for this cabin relies upon our favorite scheme – the Great Room concept. In this instance, the entire structure is anchored by a massive masonry fireplace and each room is strategically located to maximize the plan’s efficiency. Drawing upon the homestead history of this valley, we employed a rugged aesthetic that is reflective of the old west. In the Great Room itself, heavy timber trusses are utilized to great structural and aesthetic effect and contribute to the masculine theme. On a more contemporary note, the open floor plan flows seamlessly from space to space and the use of a window wall and high dormers introduce ample daylight throughout the interior. Typical of many of our structures, the exterior envelope is highly detailed while covered walkways provide shelter from the harsh winters in this region.

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2 simple forms, with multiple rooflines. slight slope change for the porch front
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