Case Inlet Retreat by mw works architecture + design | Detached houses

Nestled into a forested slope along the Case Inlet, this retreat opens to views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold concrete cantilever projects the living and dining into the dense forest and toward the view. A broad flat roof hovers above the living areas, allowing access to the forest canopy, and creating the feeling that one is sitting outdoors amidst the trees. Small apertures penetrate the exterior of the bedroom volume, while one larger opening at the master bath provides the ritual of bathing within the forest. An ipe deck slips from inside the kitchen into an open meadow to the south, separated only by large, sliding glass doors extending the sense of interior directly to the outdoors. A balance of clean lines and natural materials, this modest retreat is a welcome sanctuary from urban living. mw works architecture + design: Eric Walter, Steve Mongillo, Suzanne Stefan continue