High Prairie

Lying within 120 acres in the High Prairie community north of Lyle, WA , on the gentle edge of an old oak forest, this 1600 sf getaway residence is in simple business. Protecting itself against the oft times, harsh environment,  taking in the spectacular view of Mt Adams and being the long awaited haven for the owners.

A simple 2 bar plan diagram form the public and private areas of the building. Spaces are pulled out of and cut into them, creating covered outdoor space and the main entry. The exterior is clad in ground face CMU veneer, and then cloaked with a weathering steel roof, unifying all together. This simple exterior palette, offers solid protection from the elements, while echoing the various shed structures and agriculture buildings that surround it.

We all want to get away here.

Currently under construction, expected completion summer 2019.


  • Contractor:: Paul Carloss Construction
  • Size:: 1600 sf main house / 864 detached garage
  • Location:: Lyle, WA - High Prairie