This 2 acre lot was covered in wild blackberries and had piles of trash with an abandoned mobile home. What all of the debris hid was a spectacular view on Mt. St. Helens to the northeast. It was a dream lot for the client, a retired geologist and aspiring volcanologist.
The residence was designed to be very energy efficient, easy to maintain with durable materials, and modest in size. A larger workshop and garage are connected by the metal roof, but separated by a dogtrot or breezeway. The interior is heated by an insulated radiant slab floor. The walls are sheathed with Zipwall and taped to create an airtight and water resilient building envelope. The owner, a skilled craftsman and architect, is building the house himself.