This house is built in the area where the land meets the sea
Close your eyes and take a deep breath.Now open them and be ready for what you’ll see.Yes, it looks like you are surrounded by water.But now, change your body position!Just turn around and you will see lots of vegetation, especially many trees.You are not lost, actually, you see the overwhelming landscape from this particular house.All of this could feel anyone that comes into this house for the first time. The spot where we find this particular house seems taken from another world.
This house is built in the area where the land meets the sea.But even if it looks like the house is so lost in the woods, it doesn’t give you that fear sensation.Actually ,you feel so safe, like you were in a cabin on a boat.Maybe sailing can scare people a bit, but staying in the cabin is not.Because seen from outside, the house really looks like a boat, with cabins and deck.Yes, this house also has a “deck”:when you climb the exterior stairs and get on the roof, there is a lovely terrace up there. The house is placed on a platform;maybe you could ask yourself why they didn’t build it a little further from the water.But then the house wouldn’t be exactly “in the middle of nature”, and it would lose the magic.And who wants that? Seattle-based MW|Works Architecture+Design, who designed this project, Case Inlet Retreat, surely didn’t want that.
But let’s take it step by step. We’ve started from outside, with outdoor details.Now let’s take a look inside the house.Well, the windows are very large.We can see a window or a way out almost everywhere you look from the inside.It seems so much open space. No matter where you look, you see this house’s bound with nature.It looks like the house was always there; it seems to be a part of nature.
The living room looks so cozy and it’s the best place in the house to relax on your own on the lounge chair or with some friends because there is enough room for everyone.You don’t need to go for a picnic because the kitchen is next to the sward. You can step out through a sliding glass door.If you get out from the kitchen on the side, you can climb the stairs and take your picnic to the roof, where is the terrace.
Bathing in this house is the most interesting experience.In the master suite, a notch was removed from the building and there is a shower next to that way out.Using it will give you the feeling that you are doing this outdoor.
We can see the simple lines of the house everywhere; the walls and the furniture have similar details.The wood used for furniture seems like is just cut from the trees, we can see the ribs. This is a minimalist house, with little but charming details.
We are part of nature, we feel it’s calling even if we don’t realize sometimes.People lived in the middle of the nature centuries ago.Back then it was normal to live this way.And who can tell that’s not normal and natural in our days? When you are in this house you really feel connected with nature.Living here is like living in the middle of nature, but feeling protected at the same time.