Posted on an 18-acre plot running along the banks of the White Salmon River, the Trout Lake House takes inspiration from local farm buildings. The home is comprised of four gabled structures with a detached studio in one and the remaining three containing the main house, a workshop, and a carport. Locally milled timber and metal roofing has been weathered and rusted to give the exteriors an agricultural appearance. Inside, a minimal palette of plywood, concrete, and steel make up the modern interior. Designed for an artistic couple — he is a painter and photographer, and she is a textile artist and designer — large bi-fold doors open each unit up to the outdoors, connecting the owners to their subjects.
Photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Olson Kundig