This four-bedroom residence, situated high on a plateau in the arid landscape of eastern Washington, offers sweeping views across the agricultural valley to the Cascade Mountains and provides a dramatic backdrop to the apple orchards below.
The buildings of Whidbey Retreat are expressed as industrial objects within the landscape, eschewing the idea of ‘blending’ with the surroundings and, instead, striving for a harmonious composition of elements in the forest - an arrangement encouraged by the adventurous aesthetic of the artist clients.
Wolf Creek Cabin sits in a lightly-treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains in Eastern Washington. It is designed as two interlocking “L” shapes: a covered patio is located at the intersection of one “L,” offering a protected place to sit while enjoying sweeping views of the valley
Completed as a collaboration between Studio Zerbey Architecture and Balance Associates Architects, the home was built by McMahon Construction. The natural modern home is sited carefully on a property that has a creek running through its backyard.
Architects: Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects
Project: Tower House
Architect in Charge: Tom Lenchek, AIA
Project Architect: Margo Peterson-Aspholm, Kyle Zerbey
Area 1400.0 ft2
Location: Michigan, United States
Photography: Steve Keating