Architecture firm Olson Kundig, has designed a house in Seattle, Washington, for their client who wanted a home that would connect her to nature.
The exterior of the home showcases fir siding, that was reclaimed from a nearby fruit storage warehouse. The wood siding will weather naturally with minimal maintenance, while durable galvanized steel roofing and beam end caps complement the natural wood finishes.
City Cabin is organized around a central gathering space with two wings extending from it. One with the master suite, and the other containing the guest room and storage areas.
The heart of the home is an open living space and kitchen, both of which share a 16-foot high ceiling. A wall of full-height windows overlooks the gardens to the southeast, and clerestory windows maximize solar gain and create a sense of lightness while maintaining privacy.
The client’s extensive Native American art collection is found throughout the home, while walls of shelving create plenty of room to display books and decor items.
The home features concrete floors that are tinted with a custom red hue inspired by red cedar and ochre colors, while the walls and ceilings are made of natural, unstained plywood chosen for its durability and simplicity.
Both of the bedrooms include built-in shelving and drawers, and large windows that look out to the garden.
The home also includes a hallway with a mudroom.