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Courtyard House

This contemporary courtyard house by Seattle-based Hutchison & Maul Architects puts a sprawling 6,700-sq.-ft. house on a long, narrow and steeply sloped lot in Mercer Island, Washington. Panoramic views to the west can be enjoyed from the many courtyards, carved into the hillside. These wonderful courtyards offer a private retreat into the outdoors without leaving the comforts of home, while also flooding interiors with natural light. Residents and guests of this modern hillside home design enter an unusual, modern house via an entrance at the center of the structure, leading to the upper and lower wings. Overall, the feel of this hillside house is natural, despite its edgy, industrial exterior and ultra modern interior design – perhaps it’s the natural surroundings, and the way the glass and steel construction works with the open courtyard house plan. Hutchison & Maul Architects
via Space Invading
photo credits: Eduardo Calderon, Alan Abramowitz, Tom Hille
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