Completed while employed at Balance Associates, Kyle was the project architect who managed the project from the initial design phase and worked with the owners and contractor through the end of construction. Located in Mazama, Washington, the design minimizes impact to the environment by raising the residence off the ground with small concrete piers. The entry to the house is a slightly elevated walk that leads to the entry and stair. This entry opens up to a 1 1/2 story living space and kitchen which are anchored by a centrally located fireplace and the stair. This stair leads to the “tent like” bedrooms with low walls on the second floor. Both ends of the residence have indoor/outdoor spaces. There is also a deck and elevated catwalk that runs between the trees, across a small valley, and empties onto a grassy clearing in the woods where the family used to camp.
Builder: Rhinehart Construction
Photographer: Steve Keating