Refined + Rustic
The library/study area on the second floor serves as quiet transition between the public and private domains of the house.
The house, located on the north shore of Lake Wenatchee, conforms to the natural topography of the site. The entry is protected from deep winter snowfall by a large, sheltering roof.
Rooms are carefully located and oriented to the sun and views. A hand-laid stone fireplace and terrace join the house and site.
A very personal collection of paintings and sculpture is displayed in a tall, central gallery. Rearranged periodically by the owners, the artwork is integrated with the everyday activities of living, cooking and dining.
The living room fireplace is faced with granite, salvaged from a Chinese village flooded by the Three Gorges Dam. Clear fir and steel ‘woven’ together form a light, open stair railing.