Situated to be in harmony with its lush landscape, this home built for a master gardener takes every opportunity to draw in views of the surrounding gardens and rolling hills, while also creating a warm and comfortable space suitable for a multi-generational family. The form of the reclaimed barnwood-clad house is reminiscent of a farm structure or even a greenhouse with its gridded glazing and pitched roof, and high windows at each end of the main volume flood the home with light. Gardens designed in collaboration with notable plantsman Dan Hinkley are visible from every room, and window walls in the living area allow the gardens to become a part of the home. A green roof continues the home’s emphasis on integrating into its natural surroundings.

The entry sequence brings visitors underneath leafy trellises to a front door that opens to a long vista through the living room, opening to views of the verdant hillside beyond. A long gallery corridor separates the private bedroom spaces from the more “public” living spaces, and showcases the owners’ artworks. Their art extends into the main living areas with custom casework designed to display a rich collection of Asian porcelain, as well as a hand-painted mural by Leo Adams in the dining room. Interior materials incorporate the earthy, textural feeling of the outdoor gardens, including cedar walls and reclaimed Baba fir floors that complement the owners’ mix of antique and contemporary furnishings, including a coffee table designed by Jim Olson. Exposed timber ceilings in the main volume lend a sense of rustic refinement that is complimented by the stone fireplace separating the den and living room. Easily accessible outdoor living spaces and ponds offer plentiful spaces for family gatherings woven into the lush surroundings.

Project Team: Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; Steve Grim, Project Manager; Martha Rogers, Project Architect; Bryan Berkas, Staff Architect; Christine Burkland, Interior Designer

General Contractor: Otis Construction

Civil Engineer: ZTEC Engineers, Inc.
Consultant: Dynamic Architectural Windows and Doors

Consultant: Spearhead

Landscape Architect: Daniel J. Hinkley

Lighting Designer: Brian Hood Lighting Design, Inc.

Structural Engineer: Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc.

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Modern home with Living Room. Olson Kundig's Country Garden House ekes out as much window space as possible. Gardens designed in collaboration with notable plantsman Dan Hinkley are visible from every room, and window walls in the living area allow the gardens to become a part of the home.

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Olson Kundig's Country Garden House ekes out as much window space as possible. Gardens designed in collaboration with notable plantsman Dan Hinkley are visible from every room, and window walls in the living area allow the gardens to become a part of the home.

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Credits

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Architect
Interior Design
Landscape Design
  • Daniel J. Hinkley
Builder
  • Otis Construction, Inc.
Photographer
  • Jeremy Bitterman

Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Square Feet
  • 5300