Gorgeous compact mountain cabin nestled in the Methow Valley

The Foster Loop Residence is a compact mountain cabin located in Mazama, a small village nestled in the Methow Valley of the Methow River in the eastern part of Washington State. Encompassing 1,653 square feet of living space, this two-story cabin was completed in 2007 by Balance Associates Architects. The site was previously enjoyed for numerous years as a campground by the family.

According to the architects, “the design minimizes impact to the environment by raising the residence off the ground with small concrete piers. The entry to the house is a slightly elevated walk that leads to the entry and stair. This entry opens up to a 1 1/2 story living space and kitchen which are anchored by a centrally located fireplace and the stair.

This stair leads to the ‘tent-like’ bedrooms with low walls on the second floor. Both ends of this compact mountain cabin have indoor/outdoor spaces. There is also a deck and elevated catwalk that runs between the trees, across a small valley, and empties onto a grassy clearing in the woods.”

Visit the website of Balance Associates Architects here.

Photos: Steve Keating Photography

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