Scavenger Studio

Washington
Location
  • Washington
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Square Feet
  • 693
  • On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land.

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    he house features materials, cabinetry, and plants salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.  Photo 2 of Scavenger Studio modern home

    he house features materials, cabinetry, and plants salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.

    In the sleeping loft, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the fir canopy of the surrounding forest.  Photo 3 of Scavenger Studio modern home

    In the sleeping loft, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the fir canopy of the surrounding forest.

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    The kitchen and living area occupies the ground level of the double-height interior while a sleeping loft is above.  Photo 7 of Scavenger Studio modern home

    The kitchen and living area occupies the ground level of the double-height interior while a sleeping loft is above.

    Hoover's favorite aspect of the house is its calm mood and "the quietude and solace I experience while inside," she says.  Photo 8 of Scavenger Studio modern home

    Hoover's favorite aspect of the house is its calm mood and "the quietude and solace I experience while inside," she says.

    A door next to the bed drops down, opening the room to its surroundings.  Photo 9 of Scavenger Studio modern home

    A door next to the bed drops down, opening the room to its surroundings.