With idyllic views of the forest, surrounding farm buildings and a beautifully shaped pond, Whidbey Farm by mwworks elicits a content sigh at first sight. The 4,420-square-foot farmhouse on Whidbey Island in Washington State is built on a courtyard of grasses and ferns. Rooms are built within a canopy of cedar and fir trees and a natural stone wall brings structure to the building and surrounding environment.
Whidbey Farm was built to serve multiple purposes — it’s a part-time home for a local family, a vacation retreat, an upscale destination for a fishing trip, and a place for picturesque holiday celebrations. It features naturally weathered wood, stone, black steel, and concrete, all of which coalesce to evoke a rustic charm that fuses farm and forest. A true architectural achievement, this home won the 2019 American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region award.