The Blue Lake Residence is a vacation home on a remote volcanic lake in the Cascade Range of central Oregon. The three level, 4,300sf house sits on a wooded site high above the shoreline. The residence also serves as a corporate retreat center and administrative building for the neighboring Caldera Arts Center.
The house is organized as three native stone walls that surround a heavy timber frame of reclaimed Douglas-fir. The frame supports a compound, overhanging roof of cedar to offer protection from the frequent heavy snowfalls. A 3-sided courtyard opens to the south and centers the house upon the landscape, framing views to the lake and mountains beyond.