Design inspiration from some of the West's most creative personal getaways
Jen and Kirk Schumacher transformed their weekend house in Washington’s Methow Valley into a full-time home that married her traditionalism with his more sparse style. Seattle architect Thomas Lawrence melded their vision to create a small house on the 1-acre lot. In addition to a small footprint, the couple also wanted their home to be environmentally friendly. On-demand hot water, electric in-floor radiant heating, and ceiling fans in lieu of air-conditioning keep energy usage down.