Crichton Residence

Inspired by the dense forest floor of Old Timberline in Canaan Valley, this contemporary mountain lodge rises organically from a fern-covered bank on the hillside above the expansive Dolly Sods wilderness.

Situated within a 6-acre lot, the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,400-square-foot residence provides maximum privacy from the road. The owner envisioned a modest entry façade opening to unveil a spacious central entertaining core with kitchen, living, and dining room. Once inside, expansive glass doors and windows surrounding a central fireplace highlight the view toward the Blackwater River.

Separate owner and guest wings flank the core, which opens directly onto an outdoor living area with a fireplace and hot tub that appear to float above the forest floor. Along with a 200-square-foot remote studio, the residence provides for single-level living and entertaining in a form which integrates harmoniously with the natural features of the site.

  • Location: Canaan Valley, WV
  • Client: Sam & Lois Crichton
  • Services: Existing Condition Documentation, Concept Design, Construction Documents, Bidding and Negotiation, Construction Administration
  • Cost: Withheld Per Client’s Request

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