Hoedemaker Pfeiffer have designed a new home in the Pacific Northwest that was inspired by a treasured stone and wood home lost to fire decades earlier in the hills of Appalachia.The architects designed a main house and a guest house that take full advantage of the sweeping views of Puget Sound in Washington State, with the main home sited on a small plateau high on top of a steeply-sloping hillside. A pair of thick stone walls in the main home separates the main level into public and private realms and flanks a central stone staircase. Light wood, a sloped ceiling, and plenty of windows, ensure that the interior is bright and welcoming. There’s a built-in window seat for taking in the views, while doors connect the interior with the deck. The deck provides expansive views of Puget Sound. The master bedroom in main house has a similar design to the kitchen, with a window seat, a high sloped ceiling, and access to a deck. Also in the master bedroom is a simple, contemporary room divider that separates the closet from the sleeping area. The master bath occupies the stone bar at the rear of the main house but projects beyond to afford a view to the water from the bath and shower. The guest house features a dining room that was conceived as a three-sided glass object floating in a forest of trees. Below the dining room, there’s an alfresco dining area that’s lit from lights underneath the cantilevered dining room above.
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