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A Day Away

20120625-075428.jpg We pulled up to the Tom Kundig designed Tye River Cabin at exactly 5:20 on Saturday evening. We knew we were in for a treat. Our friends Betsy & Eric, along with their pooch Churchill, invited us to an evening dinner to toast Mister Sive’s recently passed 50th birthday. We would stay over and make an evening and a Sunday out of it.

20120625-075925.jpg It was rainy on again, off again, so I pulled 2 photos of the exterior to give you an idea of the cabin. The above photo is by Tim Bies from the Olson Kundig website. The below is by Ben Benschneider (who I have had the pleasure of working with a few times) and was shot for The Seattle Times. The rest of the photos I snapped away on my iPhone.

20120625-080335.jpg The first photo is of the house before the concrete patios and firepit area was built. The second photo is how it looks now. The front of the cabin completely opens up to the outdoors. Oversized glass window/doors are on tracks that allow them to be pushed open. The result is a complete connection to the outdoors and the sound & view of the very active Tye River. It is just visually spectacular and peaceful rolled up into one.

20120625-081001.jpg You are just completely enveloped by nature.

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20120625-081334.jpg They made an amazing celebratory dinner that we had sitting by the fire. The fireplace wraps around from the living room into the kitchen.

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20120625-081652.jpg Black and white photography, which we love, fills the walls.

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20120625-081903.jpg It was an incredibly relaxing and revivifying 24 hours of much laughter, good food & spirits, friendship, and many smiles. We got into the car to depart. The clock read 5:20. Exactly 24 hours. It could not have been a more perfect gift or visit.