Woodinville Creeks House
This is one of the most dramatic and beautiful sites we've had the opportunity to work on: six acres of untouched Pacific Northwest forest with two meandering creeks coming together into one. However, those creeks come with a challenge: they regularly flood an existing house on the property.
These images show a future concept design for a complex, two-phase project. The first phase will lift the existing house, which was originally built to shelter a logging camp and was added onto in a ramshackle way during the 20th century, onto a concrete plinth so that it is above the flood elevation.
The second phase will dramatically remodel the raised, old house with a series of wooden planes directing attention from the interior of the house to the converging creeks below. Our goal is to limit the design to three basic elements: a concrete plinth, wooden walls directing the view, and glass walls opening the interior up to the surrounding natural scenery and light.
View of the house and forested site from the southeast
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Name: Woodinville Creeks House
Location: Woodinville, WA, USA
Scope: New House on Existing Footprint
Area: 3000 SF
Architect: Paul Michael Davis, Principal
Terence Wong, Designer
Graham Day, Consulting Designer
Contractor: Inglewood Construction