Architect Matthew Coates Designs a Country House of Glass

May 10, 2013

The Yelm home is a country contemporary, a combination of simple and cost-effective, warm and comfortable, clean lines and precise design.

“We looked at land hard. For me it’s the outside. It’s the garden space,” she says. “We weren’t sure about living in a fish bowl.

“But it’s not like that at all. It feels much more like we live with nature.”

Olympia Prairie Home, Exterior, Back Entry, Rain Chain

So, let’s call it country contemporary, an unlikely but utterly workable combination of simple and cost-effective, warm and comfortable, clean lines and precise design from architect Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects (project architect Amy Shuster).

The plantings around the house — grasses, a stand of birch trees, more — are more mature than is usual for a house occupied for only the past seven months. Credit goes to Melinda. She started most of them from seed in her planting beds.


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“Architect Matthew Coates designs a country house of glass,” The Seattle Times, May 10, 2013. [View Article]

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