Our client found a perfect mountain retreat located on the East side of the Cascades. The location was ideal but the existing residence seemed out of scale, with massive dark-stained timber columns and beams contrasting harshly against painted drywall and light stained wood.
Maryika Byskinewicz - Spaces
Maryika Byskinewicz produces well-designed living spaces without compromise. She believes that a building can become a wonderful home when shaped by client’s needs and supported by mindful design actions.
Since founding SPACES over 20 years ago, Maryika is widely recognized for her clever space planning, refined use of materials, and for developing an original approach to every design project without sliding into repetition or ready-made solutions.
Trained as an interior architect, Maryika is fluent in the aesthetic, spatial and technical languages of design. Collaborating with her clients, she creates living spaces that are beautiful, well organized and functional. She feels strongly that a designer needs to analyze and respond rather than preconceive and impose.
This new industrial house and studio for an uber-hobbyist sits quietly within a well established single-family neighborhood. At the center of the house is a large two-story central workspace, bathed in natural light by ample windows and skylights.