Nestled on a twenty acre meadow in the Methow Valley near Winthrop, Washington, the Studhorse House is designed to maximize the outdoor experience from every part of the dwelling. Unlike a traditional structure, the Studhorse comprises four independent structures gathered around a central courtyard. The social and living areas are in one building while bedrooms are in another and guest quarters also are separated for privacy. Even the sauna sits apart in its own structure that is faced out over the valley below.
It is made of steel and glass and angled to highlight and frame the mountainous scenery. The in-ground pool is also set for best scenic effect. The wooden siding is taken from an old barn for the aged effect which will over time let the house blend into the surrounding environment. As you’d expect, the construction is made to withstand the extremes in temperature and weather the region produces, while leaving the occupants safely awed by the surrounding vistas.