Overlooking the Samish Bay in Washington, Hoedemaker Pfeiffers has designed Chuckanut Farmhouse. The family dwelling occupies a small clearing along the foothills of Skagit Valley. Due to the compact size of the lot, the home would have to adopt a square footprint. The block form was then cut in two and connected by a glazed breezeway, allowing sunlight to enter in all directions. The volumes were topped with gabled rooflines for a barn-like appearance while vertical timber cladding and a standing-seam metal roof added to the rustic aesthetic. An additional challenge to the site was the placement of a garage. The solution was to insert a concrete structure into the hillside, creating a space to park without disrupting the natural landscape.
Photos: Aaron Leitz / Hoedemaker Pfeiffer