Program: A secluded home and guest house, set on a bluff in Washington state, serve as a retreat for a wildlife photographer and a blacksmith to live and work.
Solution: Three covered porches extend from the south, east, and west sides of the main house, which has two bedrooms, an office, a media room, and a mudroom off of a central kitchen, living, and dining room with high ceilings and a wall of windows. Meanwhile, the guest house is settled deep into the trees of the site. Making the most of the landscape, the simple, concrete structure is partially submerged into the ground, virtually unseen from passersby on the road. The green roof and berm are covered with native grasses and ferns. A calm wood interior creates a feeling of spaciousness, despite the small footprint.