This cozy Mountain retreat located in the forest of Cougar Mountain, Seattle-Washington is designed by Johnston Architects. Constructing this 4,100 SF house on a very steep slope combined with water runoff and drainage issues posed the biggest challenges, but the architects precisely using this natural topography as an advantage on this project. Tucked in the thick wooded, this cedar clad house works in synergy with the natural environment. This single family house was designed with a northwest modern palette of simple materials. This sustainable house interiors are separated into an entertainment block and a sleeping block, connected by a windowed sitting area bridge that spans over a seasonal stream. A guest house over a garage sits below the main house with large sandstone steps connecting the two.
Sustainable Mountain House Living room