Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

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Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture
This modern courtyard house was designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, surrounded by a forest and clad in blackened Western red cedar, located on the banks of the White River in Greenwater, Washington, five miles from Mount Rainier.

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Courtyard House on a River by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Description by Robert Hutchison Architecture

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. The residence epitomizes the small home living movement through its emphasis on design over size.

Photography by Mark Woods

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