We DARE You Not to Love It…
Located in Skykomish, WA, this little stunner known as Tye River Cabin is an eco-friendly cottage, designed by the one-and-only Olson Kundig Architects. Need we say more? Probably not…. but when has that ever stopped us before? The house opens up almost entirely, blurring the lines between the modern interior and the undeniably gorgeous exterior, and even when it’s all closed up, the natural light remains abundant. Go ahead… We DARE you not to love it!
Situated in a dense forest near the Tye River, this meditative retreat connects to the nature that surrounds it. The square base of the two-level structure is rendered in cast-in-place concrete, as is the large central fireplace that serves as the core and anchor for the cabin. Custom-designed, pivoting glass windows swing open to reveal the corners and sides of the space, blurring the line between inside and outside. Rusted mild steel siding wraps the exterior areas not given over to windows. Deep overhangs shelter the main living area from the regular rain showers. Concrete patios extend the living space outdoors and follow the contours of the land toward the water.
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