Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture

Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture

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Hood River, United States

Text description provided by the architects. The Neal Creek residence treads lightly upon its surroundings, maximizing valley and water views with minimal impact to the natural environment. The owners - windsurfing and snowboarding enthusiasts - were interested in a modest weekend retreat that would be highly efficient and ecologically minded. 

Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture - Beam

Their wooded two-acre parcel of land presented many unique challenges including wetlands, creek protection setbacks, and floodplain restrictions.

Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture - Windows, Forest

The design solution for the two-bedroom house addresses these issues by elevating the habitable space one full floor above grade. Views to the creek are enhanced from this position and the living spaces float within the tree tops. 

Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture - Table, Wood, Chair

Lifting the main space protects the house from potential flooding and brush fire damage while making way for a covered outdoor patio and much needed gear storage below. At the uppermost level, a future planted roof will replace the landscape lost to the building footprint and reduces heat gain to the interior spaces.

Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture - Windows, Forest

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Cite: "Neal Creek Residence / Paul McKean Architecture" 12 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/18474/neal-creek-residence-paul-mckean-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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