Monday, December 17, 2012

ON THE BOARDS: Goldendale Residence

Fig. Studio is excited to share a rendering and plans for a project slated to start construction this spring.  Located in rural Goldendale Washington, the project takes its cues from the dry high desert landscape and beautiful vistas of the surrounding property and Mt. Hood.

 The owners, a Portland couple with a love for fishing and the outdoors, called on us to transform their existing vacation home into a full time residence.  The design was to be creative, functional and responsive to its unique site.  The Fig. designed addition consists of two bedrooms, one bath and a new living room.  The new layout provides privacy from the main house, while creating a large protected courtyard that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
The courtyard location was a key element to this design as the owners wanted to enjoy the outdoor landscape while remaining sheltered from the strong winds the site experiences throughout the year.  The courtyard features both a corten steel fireplace and and an open fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and grilling pizza.  Glass wind screens shelter seating areas and allow for multiple layers of protection on particularly gusty days.  
Slated for completion in the fall of 2013, our clients are looking forward to sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the sunset over the Columbia River Gorge from the comfort of their new outdoor living space.