The Ranchero is a contemporary northwest escape that enables family and friends to socialize, recreate and relax in the surrounding natural environment. The exterior is sheathed in Cor-Ten steel with a tall concrete skirt to protect the house throughout the winter.
Conceived as a minimalist retreat, the marching orders for this project were as follows: “when I arrive and sit my bags down, I want to feel as though I’ve stepped into a modern art gallery”.
Located on a dramatic one-acre wooded site at the top of a bluff overlooking Puget Sound, this tranquil and surprising custom home was designed by DeForest Architects as a young family’s primary residence.
Departing from the shingle style precedent set by the boathouse and carriage house, the main Point Monroe house presents a more contemporary interpretation of Northwest Regionalism, in line with the owner’s wishes.
A series of family cabins hidden in the forest and overlooking Washington’s Hood Canal, the Hood Cliff Retreat is located on a 1.13 acre site atop a bluff on a wooded site on the western shore of Hood Canal in the Pacific Northwest.
This speculative new-construction duplex replaced a run-down 2-story rowhouse. The overall goal was to create modern, open living space, imbuing each unit with its own personality.