Schmidt Residence

Sequim, Washington

Built on the site of a collapsed family cabin, this 4500 square-foot residence in Sequim Bay, Washington was designed to offer selected views of the bay while protecting the owners’ privacy. The plan and site plan reflect the unique shape and contours of this existing clearing in the forest, with the house being built on a natural ledge.

The building’s shape was driven by the owners’ need for connection to intimate outdoor spaces and a simple response to the weather, trees, and views. The interior courtyard with a fireplace responds to this need and allows for the owners’ privacy. The construction is detailed to reveal the nature of the materials and in so doing, honors them.


– Merit Award, AIA/Sunset Magazine Western Home
Awards, 2001