Lawrence Architecture

Methow Valley Cabin

Photography by Lawrence Architecture except as noted.


1997 AIA Seattle Honor Award Winner

1998 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Award Winner

1997-98 AIA-Sunset Magazine Award Winner


2001 Published in "The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway"
2005 Published in "Celebrating The American Home: 50 Great Houses from 50 American Architects"

2002 Featured in the Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Magazine
2006  Featured in  Winter/Spring edition of "Fine Homebuilding Getaway Homes for Vacation & Retirement"


Located on the valley floor in ranch country near Winthrop, Washington

A small budget, the wide-open site, and the simple desires of the client dictated simplicity in the design of this 1,100 SF vacation cabin.  The tall gable roof over the elongated plan gives the building a presence within the natural landscape.  Building orientation takes advantage of the prevailing breezes and mountain views up valley.  The building sits lightly on the land with its stick-built encircling porch, which buffers the often-harsh climate.  The roof configuration prevents snow buildup and damage.  The site is left untouched except for a circle around the building that has been cleared to minimize the risk from wild fires.  The general contractor was Bjornsen Construction.

Completed spring 1995.

Patrick Barta Photography


Patrick Barta Photography