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Jim Olson : City Cabin

Located in one of the residential areas of Seattle, Washington, Jim Olson's City Cabin is a home open to nature.

In Seattle, architect Jim Olson designed and then built a house, ecological and serene, immersed in nature, for a couple in love with calm and committed to the protection of the environment.

Installed on recently planted grounds, the City Cabin opens entirely onto the garden and lets in natural light through large bay windows. The cabin is organized around a central space with two wings: one includes the master bedroom, and the other the guest bedroom and storage spaces. The heart of the house, spacious and multifunctional, consists of an open kitchen and a comfortable living room, whose large, skillfully placed windows offer breathtaking views of the surrounding nature.

The architect wanted this bright and contemporary house, but also ecological and partially autonomous. The City Cabin is fitted with photovoltaic solar panels and an air-water heat pump, which reduces its energy consumption. The building materials, local and sustainable, were chosen for their great environmental qualities, as well as for their natural hues which echo the collection of Native American art of the owners. On the outside, the fir cladding adds character to the house, while the galvanized steel roof and the end pieces of natural wood beams complete the harmony of the whole.

Guided by the sponsors, Jim Olson is banking on a welcome homecoming.

To learn more, visit Jim Olson's website.

Visuals: © Aaron Leitz

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