Robert Hutchison Architecture

Robert Hutchison Architecture

Seattle, WA


Courtyard House on a River

This small residence located on the banks of the White River five miles from Mt. Rainier quietly blends into the surrounding forest. An entry courtyard serves as a transition space from outdoors to indoors, and keeps the ubiquitous elk herds at bay. A steel-clad fireplace mass separates the living room from a covered outdoor patio. Working diligently with our client who also served as General Contractor for the project, the building footprint was kept as compact as possible to minimize site disturbance. 

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Status: Built
Location: Greenwater, WA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Project Team: Robert Hutchison (Principal-in-Charge), Scott Claassen, Wenjing Zhang
Structural Engineer: Swenson Say Faget
General Contractor: Owner
Steel Fireplace Fabrication: Dovetail General Contractors
Photography: Mark Woods