Wolf Creek View Cabin / Balance Associates Architects

© Steve Keating Photography

Wolf Creek View Cabin sits in a lightly treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains in Eastern Washington. The home is designed as two interlocking “L’s”. A covered patio is located at the intersection of one “L,” offering a protected place to sit while enjoying sweeping views of the valley. A lighter screening “L” creates a courtyard that provides shelter from seasonal winds and an intimate space with privacy from neighboring houses.

Architect: Balance Associates Architects
Location: Eastern Washington,
Project Team: Tom Lencheck AIA, Principal; Kyle Zerbey AIA, Project Architect; Timothy Posey AIA, Project Architect
Structural Engineer: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
General Contractor: Bjornsen Construction
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 1810 sqf (house), 528 sqf (garage)
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

© Steve Keating Photography

The building mass is kept low in order to minimize the visual impact of the cabin on the valley floor. The roof line and walls extend into the landscape and abstract the mountain profiles beyond. Weathering steel siding blends with the natural vegetation and provides a low maintenance exterior. believe this project is successful in its peaceful integration with the landscape and offers an innovative solution in form and aesthetics for cabin architecture.

© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
Cite: "Wolf Creek View Cabin / Balance Associates Architects" 02 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=155563>
  • Archreviewer

    Beautiful! The house feels completely at home in the surroundings. The (rusted? patinated?) roofing is a delight.

  • Chris

    Honestly this is one of my favorite residential projects on AD. It feels like a blend of Tom Kundig, Rick Joy, and just enough DWELL to make it comfortable without the douche-baggage.