Forest Pavilion Home


In the Woods | Of the Woods

Tucked away in a fir and cedar forest at the foot of Mt. Teneriffe, the North Bend home is carefully located to retain as many trees as possible, while celebrating the old growth tree stumps and boulders on the site. The mossy landscape rolls right up to the cedar-clad exterior, with large windows and sliding doors opening to the woods. Courtyards welcome visitors and family gatherings, and generous steel canopies are prepared for the rainy season.

Spaces are located around a central gathering space, made for groups of few to many. An island kitchen and pantry support all the daily functions while having the resources to throw a great party. A large table and gas fireplace anchor the space and views to the forest blur the lines between inside and nature. The radiant concrete floor extends to a patio that terraces down the gentle slope to a fire pit and garden.

A workshop garage tucks into a knoll, framing the edge of the entry court while master bedroom and guest wing volumes frame protected outdoor spaces. The bright art studio looks out to the woods, inviting inspiration during any weather. Scaled to fit within the forest landscape, life in the home is simultaneously in the woods and of the woods.


Year of Completion: 2023

Signal understood the need of a building and nature to coincide together, and I really was intrigued by that idea. How a home lives in the land — in the land, and not on top of it.

The experience has been amazing, Signal has done everything that we were hoping for. I just am so pleased with the outcome and this home that we have created for ourselves. It was a great partnership.