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A Kitchen Opens Wide to the Outdoors

Walls fold away at one corner to let this room mingle with a hillside meadow

After exploring potential building sites along a mountain ridge on San Juan Island, architect Geoffrey Prentiss decided to divide the house he was designing into separate parts, including a kitchen pavilion. The layout is clean and simple, and the kitchen's walls fold open to bring the outside in. An adjacent outdoor room provides a means for comfortable living, even during cool evenings and rainy days, thanks to a concrete fireplace and a broad roof overhang.

A Kitchen Opens Wide to the Outdoors
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