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The client, a college professor, needed a house that would be comfortable for one person but also for visiting family and friends. She desired a home with warm, natural materials that would require little maintenance.

Design Solution
This compact house consists of two juxtaposed shed roof forms separated by a covered entryway. One form is the garage with a studio above and the other is a three floor, three bedroom house. The house features a central brick chimney form which contains a fireplace, wood stove area, niches and ledges. The brick mass separates a sunken sitting area from the dining area and kitchen.

The exterior of the house is sheathed in cedar shingles while the interior features slate floors and exposed douglas fir structure.

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