Kettle Hole House is a rehabilitation project by US studio Robert Young Architecture. The original building was built in the 1980s. The rehabilitation has focused on three main aspects: create more space, increase transparency and blend the building with its surroundings.
To create more space within Kettle Hole House, the entry foyer has gained a double height, and bordering rooms on the lower and upper floors have been visually expanded and linked to each other.
To increase transparency within the house the open riser stairs with treads formed from steel plates are connected to a translucent partition to maintain an airy presence, this allows light to pass through the material. At the same time, window openings have been made larger, so one is continuously offered vistas into the forest.
Finally, in order to blend the building with its surroundings, the cubic and rectilinear volumes of the house have been unified with horizontally striated cedar cladding, reciprocating the pine trees within the surrounding grounds.