This modest weekend retreat in Hood River treads lightly upon its surroundings, maximizing valley and water views with minimal impact to the natural environment. The owners – windsurfing and snowboarding enthusiasts – were interested in a simple weekend retreat that would be highly efficient and ecologically minded. Their wooded two-acre parcel of land presented many unique challenges including wetlands, creek protection setbacks, and floodplain restrictions. The design solution for the two-bedroom house addresses these issues by elevating the habitable space one full floor above grade.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Green Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo  of Neal Creek
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 2 of Neal Creek
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 3 of Neal Creek
Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Dishwasher, White Cabinet, Dark Hardwood Floor, Metal Backsplashe, Pendant Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Photo 4 of Neal Creek
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Photo 5 of Neal Creek

Credits

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Architect
  • Paul McKean Architecture llc
Photographer
  • Stephen Tamiesie

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2007
  • Square Feet
  • 960
  • Lot Size
  • 2 acres