Mazama Meadow Residence, Firewise Design. Mazama WARustic Exterior, Seattle
Photography by Lucas Henning.
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Photos by Lucas Henning Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: A family of five who split their time between here and a home outside SeattleLocation: Mazama, WashingtonSize: 2,400 square feet (223 square meters); three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms plus garage Designer: Designs Northwest ArchitectsIt’s only a few hours’ drive from Seattle, but the Methow Valley on the eastern side of the Cascade mountains in Washington state feels like a different world. The beautiful valley gets ample snowfall in winter, making it a destination for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. In the summer, the area gets very dry, and hikers and bikers enjoy miles of connected trails. This family, who hail from Washington’s western shore, built a second home here to enjoy all that the valley has to offer. With the area’s dry climate in summer comes the risk of wildfires, so architect Dan Nelson and his team adhered to firewise design principles.