Project by Hutchison & Maul Architecture
Mercer Island, WA, Completed 2007
Project Team: Robert Hutchison (Principal-In-Charge), Tom Maul, Joyce Puri, Brian McWatters
Landscape Architect: Bruce Hinckley, Alchemie
Structural Engineer: Jeff Albert P.E.
Contractor: EH Construction
The guest house serves as a simple retreat overlooking Lake Washington on the western shore of Mercer Island, with an open living, kitchen and dining room on the main floor, and a bedroom with a large roof deck on the upper level. Sited as close to the lake as permitted by code, the structure is elevated above a patio to preserve the flat portion of the site for outdoor use. A flat-seam copper cladding system serves the multiple roles of soffit, siding and roofing.