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Foster Loop / Balance Associates Architects

  • Architects: Balance Associates Architects
  • Location: Mazama, Washington, USA
  • Project Team: Tom Lenchek AIA, Principal, Kyle Zerbey AIA, Project Architect
  • Structural Engineers: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
  • General Contractor: Rhinehart Construction, Inc.
  • Project Area: 1653 sq. ft. (1143 main floor + 510 upper floor)
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

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From the architect. Located in Mazama, Washington, the site was enjoyed for many years as a campground by the family. The design minimizes impact to the environment by raising parts of the residence off the ground with small concrete piers. The entry to the house is a slightly elevated walk that leads to the entry and stair. This entry opens up to a 1 1/2 story living space and kitchen which are anchored by a centrally located fireplace and the stair. This stair leads to the “tent like” bedrooms with low walls on the second floor. Both ends of the residence have indoor/outdoor spaces. There is also a deck and elevated catwalk that runs between the trees, across a small valley, and empties onto a grassy clearing in the woods where the family used to camp.

© Steve Keating Photography
© Steve Keating Photography
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