Northwest architecture is often associated with rural, get-away type dwellings; unfortunately the idea of a dwelling set within nature brings quite a bit of baggage to the design table. While the northwest is one of the most recent explorations on the map, and lacks a history (comparatively), we still find the proliferation of log cabins and faux Cape Cod cottages here. Today’s blog, on this crisp November 1st morning, focuses on several rural projects: cabins, retreats, ski-lodges, call them what you like. These projects are great examples of thinking, designing and building rural dwellings in our present time with current materials and methods.

Allied Works Architecture Sun Valley Residence, ID

Allied Works Sun Valley Residence 01

Allied Works Sun Valley Residence 02

Studio (n-1) Khyber Ridge House, Whistler B.C.

Studio n-1 Khyber Ridge 01 Studio n-1 Khyber Ridge 02

OSKA Horizon in Semiahmoo, WA

OSKA Horizon

OSKA Chicken Point Cabin, ID

OSKA Chicken Point Cabin

OSKA Delta Shelter in Winthrop, WA

OSKA Delta Shelter

Miller Hull, Seattle Marquand Retreat, WA

Miller Hull Marquand 02

Eggleston Farkas Architects Seola Beach House, WA

Eggleston Farkas Seola Beach House

Eggleston Farkas Architects Methow Cabin, WA

Eggleston Farkas Methow Cabin

BUILD LLC + Studio pH Whidbey Island Cabin, WA

BUILD llc Whidbey Island Cabin

E. Cobb Architects Inc. Cascade Lake House, WA

E Cobb Architects Cascade Lake House

Patkau Architects San Juan Island House, WA

Patkau San Juan Island House

Balance Associate Architects Wintergreen Cabin

Balance Wintergreen Cabin


Johnston Architects Twisp Cabin, WA

Twisp Cabin

Johnston Architects Bandon Bluff, ORBandon Bluff

Terry Hunziker + BUILD llc Camano Island Cabin, WA

Camano cabin