Architects: Hutchison & Maul Architecture
Project: Modern Guest House
Project Team: Robert Hutchison (Principal-In-Charge), Tom Maul, Joyce Puri, Brian McWatters
Landscape Architect: Bruce Hinckley
Structural Engineer: Jeff Albert P.E.
Location: Mercer Island, Washington, United States
Photography: Alan Abramowitz
Text by Hutchison & Maul Architecture
This modern guest house serves as a simple retreat overlooking Lake Washington on the western shore of Mercer Island, with an open living, kitchen and dining room on the main floor, and a bedroom with a large roof deck on the upper level. Sited as close to the lake as permitted by code, the structure is elevated above a patio to preserve the flat portion of the site for outdoor use.
A roof deck above the main living areas provides the inhabitants their own private lookout towards the Lake. The roof and walls of the structure are clad with a flat-seam copper siding system.