The Methow Valley, located in Washington's North Cascades mountain range, is an absolutely beautiful part of the state. It's an unforgiving place as well, and any home located in this area is susceptible to everything from dramatic temperature swings to forest fires and snowstorms. Johnston Architecture took these harsh conditions into consideration when designing The Miner's Refuge, a weekend home for two families.
The home is sited at the base of a hill and nestled amongst tall trees, which preserve the dramatic views while protecting the house from harsh weather.
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