2000 AIA NW and Pacific Region Merit Award
1998 AIA/National Concrete Masonry Association "Best of Program" Award
1998 AIA Seattle Merit Award
Campbell Orchard Residence
The site for this home is an 180 acre ranch at the base of the Cascade
Mountains near the small town of Tieton Washington. At 1800 feet in
elevation, the ranch sits on a plateau with dramatic views west to the
mountains and east to the Naches River valley. The owner's desires for
the home were twofold; to provide a home base for regular trips to the
ranch, and eventually serve as a second home for extended stays. The
house is situated at the edge of the orchard, accessed by a long drive
through the array of fruit trees and massive poplars. Prevalent wind
was a primary factor in the design of the home, influencing the decision
to tuck the house into a hillside for shelter. Further wind protection
is gained by the construction of a wall at one end of an open carport,
with a large sliding door to access the house and shut out the wind.
The wall also provides security, as the owners are absent for much of
the time. The building materials are rugged; concrete block walls, used
to hold back the hillside are exposed inside and out. Recycled Douglas
fir purlins are set on exposed steel beams and columns which are canted
to mimic the old orchard props used to support fruit laden branches.
The distinction between indoor and outdoor space is blurred by the use
of a stained concrete floor which extends to the outdoor room, and oversized
windows, including a 10' x 9' custom slider.