Picnic ShelterTraditional Patio, Seattle
Architecture by Bosworth Hoedemaker
Interior Design by Garret Cord Werner
This San Juan Islands retreat is based on the idea of camp. It provides places to come together as a family and ways of retreating into small personal spaces. A main house has four public spaces arranged along a central axis – the kitchen, dining room, living room, and den. Behind these more generous spaces are a fireplace inglenook, mud room, laundry, office, and bath. Other buildings in the compound include a master cabin, writer’s hut, guest cabin, barn, and picnic shelter. With the exception of the barn, the buildings are located along a contour of the sloped site and connected between and through the buildings by a continuous path.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
This rustic structure needs little more than a picnic table to make for a cozy gathering. Tip: Candles are an entertaining necessity both indoors and outside. Not only does everyone look better in the flickering light, they also add a sense of intimacy to any gathering.
A picnic shelter wards off the notorious Northwest coolness with an inviting fireplace. "The wood for the picnic shelter was made from trees felled on the site and dried during the course of construction of the main house," Hoedemaker says. "The table and bench were made from the same wood."
Build for the entire family. A rustic picnic table, large stone fireplace and hearth make this all about gatherings. I can just imagine summer evenings with the adults hanging out around the table and children roasting marshmallows in the fire.