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  7. Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects

Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects

  • 15:00 - 5 June, 2015
Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects
Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects, Courtesy of Johnston Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Winthrop, United States
  • Design Team

    Johnston Architects, BTL Engineering, Lost River Construction
  • Designer

    Ray, Mary Johnston
  • Project Year

    2014
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Courtesy of Johnston Architects

Text description provided by the architects. Nestled into the hills outside of Winthrop, Washington, Wolf Creek Red Tail is a single-family home designed to interact with and emphasize the effects of the surrounding landscape. The exterior material palette contrasts warm wood and cool grey metal, with a soaring roof that evokes the feathered tail of the building's namesake: the red-tailed hawk.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The owners were interested in a building that captured the sound of a creek located downhill from the house, which ultimately led to the design of a roof form that reflects the ambient creek-sound to the main living space. The house also makes the most of the stunning views of the Methow valley and its backdrop of mountain peaks, visible from both living and sleeping quarters. In the spirit of merging the internal space with its surrounding environment, the bedroom is designed to evoke the feeling of a treehouse.

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Cite: "Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects" 05 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/638112/wolf-creek-red-tail-johnston-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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