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FINNE Architects

The Mazama Cabin is located at the end of a beautiful meadow in the Methow Valley, on the east slope of the North Cascades Mountains in Washington state. The 1500 SF cabin is a superb place for a weekend get-a-way, with a garage below and compact living space above. The roof is “lifted” by a continuous band of clerestory windows, and the upstairs living space has a large glass wall facing a beautiful view of the mountain face known locally as Goat Wall. The project is characterized by sustainable cedar siding and
recycled metal roofing; the walls and roof have 40% higher insulation values than typical construction.

The cabin will become a guest house when the main house is completed in late 2012.
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theresa00 wrote:
what kind of outdoor lights are the brown ones/
   Comment   January 23, 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for your question about the Garage/guest house at our Mazama project. Here are some photos of the main house under construction:


The three surface-mounted exterior bronze-colored light fixtures are by BK Lighting, and the fixtures provide both up and down lighting.
--Nils Finne, AIA
January 23, 2014 at 9:12am      Thanked by theresa00
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Calvin Rodgers wrote:
can the plans for this structure be purchased and are there any pictures of the inside.
   Comment   June 12, 2013
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Hi,
Thanks for your question regarding the Mazama guest house and garage.
Unfortunately, we do not have any interior photos, and we do not sell plans of our completed projects. I believe strongly that every project needs to be tailored for the exact requirements of the particular client and the unique piece of land. As a matter of professional liability, I also cannot engage in a project in which I would have no involvement during design development and construction. I hope you understand!
--Nils Finne, AIA
June 12, 2013 at 6:52am     
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jackperin
I have purchased a summer house and neighboring lot @ 7 Bays on Lake Roosevelt, this structure is just what I'm looking to add to the property. Also thinking of prefab, does your firm get involve with prefab?
December 15, 2013 at 8:14am   
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ashevilleshelly wrote:
Love the stain color! - This is the color we want for our house red cedar house. You said that you used a cabot semi-trans stain. Do you know what color and how many coats?
   Comment   March 31, 2013
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Hi,
Thanks for your question about the Mazama garage/guest house. The exterior siding is western red cedar, and the stain is two coats of Cabot's Semi-Transparent Stair, Red Cedar color.

On recent projects, we have switched to Sikkens Cetol 1, 23Plus. You might also consider that product.

Good luck with your project!
--Nils Finne, AIA
April 1, 2013 at 1:20pm   
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jeamend wrote:
My husband and I would be interested in purchasing plans for this garage/guest house. Is this possible? - We are interested in building a garage/guest house that would compliment our current home and setting. A design such as this is perfect. Please let me know. Thank you. Your work is beautiful and is just what we are looking for.
   Comment   February 16, 2013
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FINNE Architects
Hello,
I appreciate your interest in my work. Unfortunately, I do not sell plans. I work for individual clients, and I design each project for that specific client on a singular piece of land (or a particular existing house, if the project is a renovation). While it is true that some projects can be seen as "cousins" to each other, I invariably find that every house does end up being a unique expression of the client's requirements and the specific context of the property. I hope you understand, and I am sorry to disappoint you!
--Nils Finne, AIA
February 16, 2013 at 6:28pm   
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jeamend
I totally understand. Disappointed? yes but I would appreciate this if I were your client.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Jean Amend
February 17, 2013 at 3:14pm   
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ioplkmn wrote:
Square footage - About how many square feet is the loft area?
   Comment   November 6, 2012
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Hi,
Thanks for your question about our Mazama project, located in the beautiful Methow Valley in Washington State. We built the garage/guest house first. The total area of this building is about 1700 SF, with the garage/storage on the bottom occupying about about 900 SF and the upstairs guest suite occupying about 800 SF. The main house is now under construction; see attached photo.
--Nils Finne, AIA
November 6, 2012 at 5:12pm   
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Sylvia Trevino wrote:
Love the wood - What kind/color of wood is this? I'd like to put this on the exterior of my garage/home. Thanks!
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mdmalloy
Any interior shots?
December 16, 2012 at 5:47pm   
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Sorry, no interior shots....
--Nils
December 16, 2012 at 10:15pm   
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gary711 wrote:
I love this Garage! I would love to build this. What did it cost to Build ?
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Yes, the roof overhang is longer at the right end than the left end.....good eye!
Here are some construction photos of the main house.
December 9, 2013 at 11:14am     
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webchimp
Ha! You're a metal roofer's nightmare! :-)

I love it.
December 9, 2013 at 11:22am   
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The Lantz Group wrote:
LOVE TO SEE INSIDE SHOTS OF THIS HOME
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I appreciate your interest in this project, which is a garage/ guest house, located next to the main house, currently under construction. It is located in Mazama, WA, which is the beautiful Methow Valley, on the east side of the North Cascades. Unfortunately, we do not have any photos of the finished interior of the guest house. Sorry about that!

I have attached a construction photo of the main house, which has a very interesting roof. The roof changes pitch at either end, creating a warped plane. It is very dramatic on the interior!
--Nils Finne
July 3, 2012 at 1:52pm     
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Dion Leman
Amazing idea on the warped roof!
November 9, 2012 at 10:00am   
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Susan Stieglitz added this to Shed Roof
For shed roofs in snowy areas, the steeper the slope, the better.
A desire to live more efficiently manifests itself in overall scale as well as smart details. Architect Nils Finne characterizes Seattle style as "not showy, with an understated and restrained sense of style — small houses, not McMansions."
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An 800-square-foot cabin with a simple shed roof offers a modern update. While the roof provides the right structure to withstand and shed the snow, the slope creates a room that can be all windows.
5. Looking for insight into our design sensibility? Ask who our architectural role models are. Ask any architects you are considering hiring for your project who their design role models are, or who inspires their work. Their responses will tell you a great deal about the look and feel they aim for in their own work.Finne, who grew up in both Norway and the U.S., is inspired heavily by the architectural traditions of Scandinavia. “Sverre Fehn, the renowned Norwegian architect, was my friend. I believe he has had a profound influence on my work,” says Finne. “I will never forget the afternoons I spent sitting with Sverre in the living room of his house on Havna Alle in Oslo. Sverre lived in a classic functionalist house designed by his teacher, Arne Korsmo. He had an uncanny ability to understand construction and materials and then imbue a certain poetical dimension to those elements.”Finne adds, “He was also a very unassuming person and was amused when the Americans awarded him the Pritzker Prize (the Nobel Prize equivalent for architecture). ’Oh, yes,’ he said. They sent ‘top secret’ faxes and then flew into Oslo on their private jet. ‘But then, there was so much snow in many places that they could only manage to visit a few of my buildings!’”

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