Between the orchards, vineyards, and an extinct volcano, the Hood River Valley is saturated with stunning landscapes, and the Hood River House has eyes on them all. The home is propped up above the scenery on a forested hillside. To ensure the views are visible in every room, the dwelling takes on a horizontal design. The rectilinear form is divided into two structures, both sitting below a single roof. Cast concrete walls provide protection from the wind and elements while timber framing adds rustic warmth to the dwelling's contemporary aesthetic. Also included in the material palette is a glass facade. Although the north-facing glazing brings in the sweeping vistas for the interior, a central terrace allows for unobstructed views of Mount Adams in the distance.
Photos: Peter Eckert / Scott Edwards Architecture