The Whidbey Island Farm Retreat Is Nestled Between Large Douglas Fir Trees

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This modern house is situated on the edge of a forested hillside, overlooking chicken sheds, a weathered red barn, cattle fields, and a fishing pond. #ModernHouse #DarkWoodSiding #Architecture

Seattle based mwworks have designed the Whidbey Island Farm Retreat in Washington, for their clients who wanted a modern house that would act as a residence for a growing family.

The home is situated on the edge of a forested hillside, overlooking chicken sheds, a weathered red barn, cattle fields, and a fishing pond.

This modern house is situated on the edge of a forested hillside, overlooking chicken sheds, a weathered red barn, cattle fields, and a fishing pond. #ModernHouse #DarkWoodSiding #Architecture

Architect Steve Mongillo mentions, “With a palette of naturally weathered woods, concrete, locally quarried stone walls, deep oak window jambs, soft plaster walls, and black steel accents, the house strives to be warm and rustic yet simple, clean, and open – a house that honors both the timelessness of the forest and agricultural heritage of the site.”

This modern house is situated on the edge of a forested hillside, overlooking chicken sheds, a weathered red barn, cattle fields, and a fishing pond. #ModernHouse #DarkWoodSiding #Architecture #Entryway

Stepping inside, we see different shapes of wood have been used to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Just off the front door is a mud room with a place to hang jackets and store shoes.

Stepping inside this modern house, and, different shapes of wood have been used to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Just off the front door is a mud room with a place to hang jackets and store shoes. #ModernEntryway #WoodWalls #WoodCeiling #Mudroom

In the open plan living room, a stone fireplace with a concrete hearth, and views of the land are the main focal points.

In this modern open plan living room, a stone fireplace with a concrete hearth, and the views of the land are the main focal points. #LivingRoom #Fireplace #Windows #WoodCeiling #ModernHouse

Sliding glass walls open the living room to the covered deck outside.

Sliding glass walls open the living room of this modern house to the covered deck outside. #OutdoorSpace #Deck #ModernHouse

Back inside and on the other side of the living room is the kitchen, that’s comprised of two islands, each has plenty of counter space, while cabinetry along the wall adds further storage and is home to the ovens.

This modern open plan kitchen is comprised of two islands, each have plenty of counter space, while cabinetry along the wall adds further storage and is home to the ovens. #ModernKitchen #OpenKitchen #KitchenDesign

Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area, that’s defined by five minimalist pendant lights hanging above the wood table.

This modern and open plan dining area is defined by five minimalist pendant lights hanging above the wood table. #DiningRoom #DiningArea

In one of the bedrooms, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide an uninterrupted view of the surrounding trees.

In this minimalist bedroom, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide an uninterrupted view of the surrounding trees. #ModernBedroom #Windows #WoodCeiling

In the bathroom, there’s a large window providing natural light for the shower, while a floating vanity with wood cabinetry complements the wood ceiling.

In this modern bathroom, there's a large window providing natural light for the shower, while a floating vanity with wood cabinetry complements the wood ceiling. #BathroomDesign #ModernBathroom

There’s also a secondary living room, this time featuring a dark wood wall and has views of another part of the home that stands separately from the main house.

This living room features a dark wood wall and views of another part of the home that stands separately from the main house. #LivingRoom #DarkWoodWall

This separate structure is home to a library, and looks out to a courtyard of natural and native shrubs and ferns, and is surrounded by large Douglas Fir trees.

A structure from the main house is home to a library, and looks out to a courtyard of natural and native shrubs and ferns, and is surrounded by large Douglas Fir trees. #Library #Windows #GlassWalls

The home also has a fire pit at the edge of the meadow that overlooks the pond.

An outdoor entertaining area with a fire pit and low stone walls looks out to a meadow and a pond. #FirePit #OutdoorSpace
Photography: Kevin Scott | Architect: mwworks | mwworks design team: Steve Mongillo, Drew Shawver, Eric Walter, Briony Walker, Suzanne Stefan | General Contractor: Dovetail General Contractors | Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions | Landscape Design: Kenneth Philp Landscape Architects

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