The Little House is nestled into a lush second growth forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal. Built over an existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 ft square. Early design discussions focused on creating a compact, modern structure that was both simple and efficient. Visitors approach the site from the south, a thin canopy marks the entry and frames views of the Canal below. Taut oxidized black cedar and blackened cement infill panels clad the exterior while lightly painted panels and soft pine plywood warm and brighten the interior. The resulting project hopes to capture the essence of the modern cabin – small in size but much larger than its boundaries.
AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Awards
2016 Merit Award