On a site surrounded by evergreens in Washington state, principal Robert Hutchison and his namesake firm met his outdoorsy clients' request for a home with this two bedroom home clad in stained cedar. “To the east of the site is the White River,” Hutchison says. “When the windows and doors are open during the summertime, you hear the sound of the rushing river throughout the house.”
The home’s interior design was intentionally simple: access to light and views were a main priority. “The roof in this room slopes gradually up to the south, providing a light monitor that brings in southern light filtered through the trees, while providing a framed view of the tops of the trees beyond,” Hutchison says. The wood-burning fireplace, from Majestic, is clad in steel panels. Eames Molded Plywood lounge chairs sit side-by-side in the living room.
A fireplace can be used on the rear patio and in the living room, making it feel like one cohesive space.
“The roof structure is exposed in every room of the house, which leads the eye to connect all of the rooms together, making the house seem bigger than it really is,” Hutchison says.
This week our readers couldn't get enough of this striking home which features a serene entrance courtyard.