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Architect Visit: Eric Cobb Cascade Lake House

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Architect Visit: Eric Cobb Cascade Lake House

November 27, 2008

A modern, simple sensibility doesn't have to exclude child-friendly living. Case in point: the Cascade Lake House by Seattle-based architect Eric Cobb. Built for an active family, this year-round mountain retreat outside Seattle incorporates a climbing wall, secret passages, bunk beds, and plenty of chalkboards. According to Cobb, "There was a kind of Hardy Boys sensibility in the direction we were granted." Mission accomplished.

Photos by Steven Keating.

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Below, two photos: The climbing wall offers an alternative to stairs to take children between two floors. Architect Visit Eric Cobb Cascade Lake House portrait 5

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Below: Cobb masterfully hides one of the bunk spaces.

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