Location: Lakebay, Washington, United States
Area: 2,200 sq ft
Architects: MW|Works Architecture+Design
Photography: Jeremy Bittermann
AIA National Honor Awards for Architecture
2016 Honor Award
Awards: AIA Honor Awards for Washington
2012 Merit Award
AIA Design Awards Pacific Region
2012 Citation Award
Nestled into a forested slope along the eastern edge of the Case Inlet, this small retreat opens to a western view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold concrete cantilever projects the living and dining into the forest and toward the view.
An ipe deck slips from inside the kitchen into a meadow to the south, separated only by large sliding glass doors extending the sense of interior directly to the outdoors. A broad flat roof hovers high above the living spaces creating the feeling that one is sitting outdoors amidst the trees.
Smaller, thoughtfully placed apertures define the exterior of the bedroom volume, along with a single large opening belonging to the master bath to give the users a ritual of bathing within the forest. A balance of simple lines and rugged low maintenance materials, this modest retreat is a welcome sanctuary from the city.
MW|Works Architecture+Design is a Seattle based design studio offering architectural and interior design services to residential and commercial clients.
Steve Mongillo, AIA Principal
Eric Walter, Principal
159 Western Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119
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