Designed to blend in with the neighboring 1970s-era chalets, the Whistler Cabin uses local materials to create its A-framed structure. The Douglas Fir used for the frame is visible throughout the minimal interior, from the entry level — with its drying room, storage, bathroom, and laundry — to the top level, home to the bedrooms and bunk room. In the middle is the kitchen and living area, with locally-sourced marble countertops and full glazing that affords views of Green Lake, the valley, and the mountains beyond. It's finished with red cedar shingles and dual terraces, one off the living room and a private retreat off the guest bedroom.
Scott & Scott Architects
Set in a Sea Ranch, CA field, the Meadow House serves as a perfect getaway from the owners' high-rise apartment in SF. Designed as a calming space for reading, writing, and reflection, plentiful windows let in views of the coastal surroundings, while a central courtyard provides protection from both winds and prying eyes and also separates the open living space from the two-story wing that houses the sleeping and bathing quarters. The home is also reflects its location in its building materials, with locally-sourced fir used throughout and polished concrete floors cast with local beach sand.
Joe Fletcher / Malcolm Davis Architecture