Wolf CreekContemporary Entry, Seattle

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Wolf Creek View Cabin sits in a lightly treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains in Eastern Washington. The 1,800 square foot home is designed as two interlocking “L’s”. A covered patio is located at the intersection of one “L,” offering a protected place to sit while enjoying sweeping views of the valley. A lighter screening “L” creates a courtyard that provides shelter from seasonal winds and an intimate space with privacy from neighboring houses.

The building mass is kept low in order to minimize the visual impact of the cabin on the valley floor. The roof line and walls extend into the landscape and abstract the mountain profiles beyond. Weathering steel siding blends with the natural vegetation and provides a low maintenance exterior.

We believe this project is successful in its peaceful integration with the landscape and offers an innovative solution in form and aesthetics for cabin architecture.

Single front door - large contemporary concrete floor single front door idea in Seattle with a glass front door —  Houzz
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mark_kockler wrote:Mar 20, 2018
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    Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects

    Hi Mark -- thanks for the kind words! The walkway here is concrete, with a finer finish than typical sidewalks might see.

  • mark_kockler

    I thought that might be the cast. Thank you for responding. It's a beautiful picture.

jseak wrote:Mar 7, 2013
aasiakinney wrote:Sep 16, 2012
verta wrote:Aug 22, 2012
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    Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects
    Thank you for the question. The gate is approximately 8'9" tall. It is constructed of 1x4 wood slats on a wood frame attached to a galvanized steel barn door track.
  • scott tranweaver
    awesome landscaping.
Panda Windows & Doors wrote:Sep 13, 2017
jashield wrote:Nov 15, 2013
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    Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects
    The gate is a steel frame with cedar slats to match some of the exterior siding. I hope that answers your question, Thanks.
lynwoodruff wrote:Mar 2, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to How to Make Your Metal House Feel at Home in the LandscapeDec 22, 2014

If the corrugated panels are prone to rust, the plant palette suggested for copper would apply.

Spry Architecture added this to Discover Modern Architecture's AppealFeb 10, 2013

Avoiding TrendsA few years ago, a magazine devoted an entire issue to Tuscan architecture. The problem was, the style purported to be Tuscan was merely an ordinary home wrapped in a Tuscan skin. For six months my phone rang with potential clients asking for Tuscan architecture. True architecture from Tuscany represents its place and environment. Tuscany has an ecology and readily available materials and stones. Tuscany has a history and a context. It makes little sense to design a Tuscan-skinned home in the Sonoran Desert.Here is a modern courtyard akin to the wonderful courtyards of true Tuscan architecture, illustrating that one can apply principles of good design, regardless of how ancient the architecture may be, in a modern context.

Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to The 3 Top Ways to Light Up Your LandscapeSep 4, 2012

Path lights, bold style. Sometimes subtlety is called for; take the light fixture that recedes modestly into the plantings in the previous photo. In this landscape, however, the visual weight of the light fixtures, standing proud along the walkway, plays beautifully with the surrounding architecture, adding to the overall composition while drawing visitors up the walk to the front door.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

abstracted added this to DoorsAug 12, 2019

Love this native garden and rusty appeal

olivia2263 added this to landscapeJul 13, 2019

This courtyard is lovely our second favorite next to the big oak courtyard. The walk lights are not our favorite. We'd like lights that are embedded in the concrete that shine up.

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