Larc Hill Vineyard
Larc Hill Vineyard, Lake Chelan, WA
This 5-acre site on the south shore of Lake Chelan is the new home of Larc Hill Vineyard. The existing home was completely remodeled and a new 4,500 square foot barn was built to provide space for small-scale, gravity-based wine production from a combined total of 16 acres of vineyards. Varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Chardonnay. The barn also serves as an event venue and recently hosted the 10th anniversary celebration of Chelan's designation as an AVA (American Viticulture Area). A 5,400 square foot courtyard ties the two buildings together and provides an exceptional panoramic view of the lake.
Paying homage to the agricultural history of Chelan, rustic materials were utilized throughout to make Larc Hill Vineyard blend seamlessly with its surroundings. Reverse board-and-batten siding resembling weathered barn wood was used on the house, while the barn was sided with board-and-batten siding and corrugated zinc-coated panels to acknowledge the history of metal agricultural buildings in Chelan. Stained alder doors, Douglas Fir timber framing and standing seam metal roofs complete the look. In the barn, aviation-style folding garage doors open out to the courtyard, extending the interior space and capturing the view of the Lake Chelan. Small balconies on the north side of the barn and west side of the house provide views of gatherings and activities in the courtyard. In less than a year, Larc Hill Vineyard has become a prime destination in Lake Chelan.
Northwest College of Art
Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, WA
Located on a rural sloped 10-acre site with views of Liberty Bay, the campus of this small art college was expanded to include a completely remodeled building and a new 3,500 square foot structure, both housing art studios, classrooms, faculty offices and exhibit space. Drawing on the tradition of American and Finnish farm buildings, the structures were
designed with simple gable rooflines, timber framing and a traditional deep red stain.