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, USA
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
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. Balance Associates Architects believe this project is successful in its peaceful integration with the landscape and offers an innovative solution in form and aesthetics for cabin architecture.