Robert Hutchison Architecture Design A Courtyard House On A River
August 21, 2017
Robert Hutchison Architecture have designed a modern house that’s surrounded by a forest and clad in blackened Western red cedar.
The house is located on the banks of the White River in Greenwater, Washington, five miles from Mount Rainier.
At the front of the house, there’s a small cut-out allowing a section of the wall to be used as a privacy fence. Behind the wall, there’s a entry courtyard that serves as a transitional space before entering the home and helps to keep the many elk herds at bay.
At the other end of the house, there’s a covered outdoor space that extends out into the backyard. A fireplace in the covered sections allows for entertaining in the cooler weather.
Design as a zen-like retreat from the city, the interior features high ceilings that make the interior feel large and open. Exposed wood beams and a steel clad fireplace add warmth to the space, while windows let in plenty of natural light.
In a hallway next to one of the bedrooms, there’s a small home office area. Built-in furniture and shelving makes the space suitable for two people and a window provides views outside.
The high ceilings also continue through into the bedroom, where white walls are broken up with a bright yellow piece of artwork.
In the bathroom, frosted glass partitions have been used to separate the toilet and the shower from the rest of the space.