Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

June 10, 2014 by  
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On the expansive prairies of Yelm, Washington, almost every home is traditional and decidedly farmhouse , except one. Eric and Melinda and their two Labradors live in a “modern home on the prairie,” custom-designed by Coates Design Architects to incorporate nature and modernism into one structure. Their decidedly contemporary, birch-paneled main room is entirely transparent, flanked on North and South sides by floor-to-ceiling glass walls that overlook expansive foothills and wetlands. This design essentially creates a massive terrarium where the couple can see well beyond their 10-acre parcel from the comfort of a fireside couch. Read the rest of Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birch , cedar , cfl , Coates , coates design architects , LED , natural house , prairie , responsible architecture , soy concrete , soycrete , terrarium , terrarium house , washington state , Yelm

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