FINNE Architects

About the Firm

Principals: Owner


808 Howell Street 6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
T 206-467-2880
Services Offered


Furniture Design

Interior Design

Regions Served

Boston & New England

Chicago & Midwest

New York City & Mid-Atlantic

Pacific Northwest


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The Mazama house is located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades. A raised living pavilion is lifted off the ground by a series of exposed steel columns. The large meadow in front of the house continues right under the main living space, making the living pavilion into a kind of bridge structure spanning over the meadow grass. The raised floor level provides enhanced views as well as keeping the main living level well above the 3-4 feet of winter snow accumulation. The exposed wood structure of the living pavilion roof changes pitch along its length, so the roof warps upward at each end.