6. MOLLY'S HOUSE
Molly's House is designed for gathering. A modestly-sized getaway for a young woman and her friends, the house accommodates multiple people in the sleeping loft and bunk-room. The main spaces, however, are communal social areas. These gathering spaces are centered on stone hearths, both inside and outside under generously overhanging rooflines.
The building's plan and orientation take full advantage of the views and seasonal sun angles, while minimizing the physical impact on the landscape. Molly's House is sited adjacent to a densely wooded part of the island, full of saplings that would otherwise not grow to maturity due to the density of the forest. These 'pecker poles' were selectively harvested and incorporated in the design of the roof structure.
Western Living Magazine Residential Design Award, Best Small House 2007.