Skaboose and House


This unique shop and house began as a whimsical sketch of a roof shedding the Northwest rain. The shop—fondly named Skaboose—was the first structure built, and included an elegant yet minimal living quarters for owners coming to the site for long weekend retreats. 10-foot high doors open to the outside “for those extra big projects,” and “for fun.”  The main house continues the gesture of curved beams with a contemporary echo of a traditional longhouse.  The few trees taken down on the site were milled and hewn into beams, columns and accent paneling (with significant efforts by the owners and their children).  The builders were Fred Kimball and Rick Landis (Kimball/Landis Construction), with craftsmen Maurice Hughes and Malcom Larner.