Designed by Scott Edwards Structure in 2019, the gorgeous trendy 5 Peaks Lookout residence is situated in Oregon in america and provides beautiful views of 5 completely different mountain ranges.
5 Peaks Lookout sits on the coronary heart of Oregon’s wine nation within the Chehalem Mountains. Perched on a website providing expansive views of 5 completely different mountains (Jefferson, Hood, Adams, St. Helens, and Rainier), maximizing the surroundings whereas sustaining an intimate connection to the sloped panorama posed a design problem. With this problem additionally got here a possibility to create an answer distinctive to the positioning and the consumer’s imaginative and prescient.
The house is organized in a bar operating south to north with exterior coated areas carving away on the quantity of the bar. The house options floor-to-ceiling home windows, and sliding doorways are utilized in each east-facing room, all with the intent to blur the road between inside and outside. The interiors are trendy and clear, utilizing contrasting blacks and whites and polished concrete flooring. A wide range of wooden accents, just like the characteristic stair treads and the kitchen island, are used all through the house to heat the area and mirror the encompassing forest.
In a dramatic transfer to maximise the view from the general public rooms of the house, the dwelling and eating areas are cantilevered out over a steep drop, capturing a 270-degree view of the positioning and all 5 mountain peaks. The cantilever is supported by a concrete double-sided hearth and chimney construction and floats above the panorama because it slopes extra steeply to the north into the valley of a small perennial creek. The cantilever informs the design language carried all through the house by inspiring ‘suspended’ parts.
The inside design honors the indoor-outdoor aesthetic by relating end supplies to the structure exterior—the principle lavatory’s darkish wall tile connects to the ebony-stained exterior siding, which wraps by means of the glazing and defines the principle hallway. Elemental supplies like concrete, wooden, and metal are used all through, giving the minimalist structure richness and a pure really feel.
Images by Pete Eckert and Jeremy Bittermann
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