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sheldon gatehouse, cle elum, wash.

custom / 3,500 square feet or less / merit

sheldon gatehouse, cle elum, wash.

custom / 3,500 square feet or less / merit

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    Nic Lehoux

    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's secluded retreat celebrates the client’s love of nature.

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    Nic Lehoux

    The entry wall opens to a central courtyard, which mediates between a one bedroom cottage on the left, a guest suite and garage/studio on the right, and the forest beyond.

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    Nic Lehoux

    Just inside the entry wall, a boardwalk running the length of the project connects two living spaces, one interior and one exterior. Each space has a fireplace and a wall that opens to the view of the sunlit clearing within the forest.

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    Nic Lehoux

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    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    The Sheldon Gatehouse’s floor plan.

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    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    The project from the west and from the east (both in summer and winter).

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    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    The project’s site plan.

a dark, gated wall lends intrigue to this small house in the forest. Unfussy and simply organized, the house has two wings connected by a boardwalk and interior courtyard. "It seemed right to go into the space through a wall, almost like a veil, and then to find this outdoor room that really is an extension of the wings of the building," says Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA.

One of our judges liked the way the wall creates focus and a "transition from urban life."

 

bohlin cywinski jackson, seattle

design principal: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
project designer: Amy Williams, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
general contractor: Norm Gove, Cambridge Custom, Redmond, Wash.
landscape architect: Randy Allworth, ASLA, Allworth Nussbaum, Seattle
structural engineer: Jim Harris, PCS Structural Solutions, Seattle
project size: 1,611 square feet
site size: 28 acres
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Nic Lehoux.

product specs
bathroom fittings: American Standard, Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Kohler Co.; bathroom fixtures: American Standard, Grohe America; countertops: Paneltech International (PaperStone); exterior siding: James Hardie Building Products; kitchen fittings: Elkay USA; kitchen fixtures: American Standard; oven/range: Wolf Appliance; paints/stains/wallfinishes: Benjamin Moore & Co.; refrigerator: Amana; roofing: Taylor Metal Products; windows: Milgard Windows