Overlooking the Methow Valley and North Cascades, this indoor/outdoor home has a dramatic roof overhang that forms a steel-and-glulam loggia.
Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects nestled one side of this long, rectangular cabin into the base of Flagg Mountain in Mazama, Washington, then used copious glass on two levels to connect to the site’s sweeping views. On the southern side, the deep roof overhang is braced by an exposed steel-and-glulam beam framework, which fashions a modern loggia meant for easy outdoor lounging and get togethers.
The 1,700-square-foot home needed to act as a comfortable retreat for two, while also handling larger groups for entertaining. The architects responded by keeping the ground floor’s kitchen, dining room, and living room open to each other, then letting everything flow out to the almost 900 square feet of covered outdoor space.