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Take a Look at This Haute 'Basecamp' for a Family of Seven

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All photos courtesy of <a href="">Johnston Architects</a> via <a href="">Designboom</a>
All photos courtesy of Johnston Architects via Designboom

With a name like "Base Camp," you can be forgiven for assuming that this rustic retreat at Cle Elum Lake in Washington state—about an hour and a half east of Seattle—would be a glorified log cabin. Luckily, you'd be wrong. Built by Seattle-based Johnston Architects for a family of seven looking for a secluded place to "recharge," this quite mod residence sloughs off the camp vernacular for something much more interesting.

Comprising a series of interconnected pavilions, the entirety of the house is oriented around views of the lake, which means lots of double-height spaces and broad windows. There is a hint of the log cabin in the timber frame and gabion walls the house sports, but it's a far cry from Camp Walden.

· Johnston Architects Combine Work and Play in Cle Elum Lake Basecamp [Designboom]