The pond it sits on is manmade, and so is the structure — but those are about the only unnatural features of the Newberg House. Located in the Oregon town of the same name, the home was designed to blend harmoniously into its natural surroundings. Glazing on the pond-facing side gives views of the water, trees, and wildlife, while a small deck off the rear serves as a diving board. Inside, the open-plan home is mainly built from wood, including the ceilings, flooring, and most furniture and fixtures, and while the frame is steel, the cladding is Douglas fir, fitting for its Pacific Northwest habitat.
Photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Cutler Anderson Architects