On the shores of Seattle’s Lake Washington, SHED Architecture & Design created a family compound with a carefully designed solution to bring together an old and new structure.
For the primary residence, SHED remodeled the existing house and added new decks to extend the living space outdoors. The boathouse and guest quarters offer a small refuge for reflection, boat storage, and a garage, all while anchoring the west side of the property. The exterior is formed on white brick walls, with a darker volume clad in Japanese cypress and metal paneling. With its beautiful views and cozy interiors, this family compound is sure to become a beloved home for years to come.
Cabin Kvitfjell is a stunning mountain house designed by Aksetøy Arkitektur located in Fåvang, Norway.
Situated at the foot of the mountain range and just next to Kvitfjell ski resort, this 30 meter-long (98 feet) structure with pitched roof combines dark timber cladding with Norwegian Oppdal slates for an elegant mountain design style.
Inside the house, large windows and sliding doors offer maximum scenic view while wooden interiors with a hint of metal and fabric create a comforting atmosphere. Dedicated rooms for skiing preparation and equipment storage provide direct access to the nearby slopes. The cabin also features terraces, verandas and excellent hiking opportunities all year round.