The client, a couple approaching retirement, had two clear instructions for this hillside property: provide one level living for two people and maximize westerly views of the Presidential range.
To meet these goals, the compact design is turned upside down. The couples’ living space (just over 1,000 square feet) is stretched out on a north-south axis at the upper level and extended with decks and screen porch. Douglas Fir posts and beams support a space enlarging cathedral ceiling and frame views of the Presidentials. The lower level has another 500 square feet of guest quarters which will be built out over time plus garage and work shop. The two levels are connected by an offset stair tower with an open office above which also serves to bring morning light into the living space.