This 3,000-square-foot retreat residence is located on a 26-acre site comprised of a mature Douglas fir and Pacific madrone forest, with occasional rocky clearings and several small ponds. The clients sought a home that minimized site impacts, that utilized their favorite materials (wood and concrete), and that connected them intimately with the land and the view.
▼建筑外观，external view of the house ©Benjamin Benschneider
▼项目区位，location ©Heliotrope Architects
▼视线分析，eye line analysis ©Heliotrope Architects
The home is positioned where the forest gives way to a large rocky clearing with views to the Salish Sea, a waterway straddling the United States and Canada. The house is wrapped around a prominent rock outcropping and carefully situated to require a minimum of tree removal. The long, narrow footprint of the home allows every room a view of the sea while also retaining a strong connection to the surrounding forest. The low-slung curving form helps to nestle the house into the landscape itself.
▼弧形建筑环绕岩地，curved building wrapped around a rock outcropping ©Sean Airhart
▼建筑外观，减少对基地的影响，external view of the house, minimize the impact on the site ©Benjamin Benschneider
▼入口，entrance ©Benjamin Benschneider
opening in the building, creating intimate connection with the nature ©Sean Airhart
▼混凝土与钢材细部，details of the concrete and the steel ©Sean Airhart
The material palette was chosen to harmonize with the colors and textures of the natural surroundings and consists of wood from the forest (Douglas fir and madrone), concrete, zinc, steel and glass. The interiors serve as a neutral background to the art featured throughout the home, most of which is the work of the owner.
▼室外木制走廊，outdoor wooden corridor ©Benjamin Benschneider
▼木制入户门，entrance door made of wood ©Sean Airhart
▼可以欣赏海景的开放餐厅，open dining space with view to the sea ©Sean Airhart
▼连续的空间布局，continuous layout ©Benjamin Benschneider
▼开放式厨房，open kitchen ©Benjamin Benschneider
▼工作区，充满自然景观，working area with view to the nature ©Benjamin Benschneider
Strict site access protocols were put in place for the duration of construction in order to minimize site disturbance, and the landscape has been carefully restored to a natural state.
▼卧室，bedroom ©Benjamin Benschneider
▼浴室，bathroom ©Benjamin Benschneider
Architect: Heliotrope Architects
Lighting Designer: Heliotrope Architects
Interior Designer: Heliotrope Architects with the Owners
Structural Engineer: Swenson Say Faget
Landscape Architect: Garden Artisan
Photography: Sean Airhart, Benjamin Benschneider