Scout Lake Residence – Redmond, WA


Location: Redmond, WA

Architect: Stephenson Design Collective 

Builder: Dovetail 

Photographer: Kevin Scott

Design Milk
Architectural Record
The Local Project 
Sunset Magazine
Global Design News

Exterior Cladding:
DUNCAN 2.0 – Shou Sugi Ban Charred
Western Red Cedar
STK (Select Tight Knot)
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 3/4” thick x +/- 5” wide x 6′-16′
Random lengths
Tongue & Groove

The Scout Lake Residence, a modern home in Redmond, Washington, was built on the grounds of a former Boy Scout camp that operated from the 1950s to the 1990s. Designed by Stephenson Design Collective, the 3,900 sq. ft. house pays homage to the Pacific Northwest forests and the homeowner’s Danish heritage. The impressive house includes 1,700 sq.ft. of reSAWN’s DUNCAN 2.0 Shou Sugi Ban exterior cladding and was built for the CCO of the video game, Minecraft. This remarkable home is showcased in several architectural publications including Design Milk, Architectural Record, and is featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine. The stacked blocks and a mix of glass, concrete, and wood, almost replicate the video game itself. The architects were mindful of the protected lakeside area, ensuring environmental sensitivity throughout the construction process.

DUNCAN 2.0 is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then finished. The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light. For interior applications, the wood is finished on the face only. For exterior applications, the wood is finished on the face only and sealed on the back & the two long edges.

Stephenson Design Collective is an award-winning modern architecture and design studio based in Seattle. Working closely with clients, they consider everything from the overall home layout to the smallest details, ensuring honest and efficient spaces that blend seamlessly with the environment.

Dovetail is a reputable company established in 1991, known for its commitment to excellent quality, environmental sustainability, and lasting client relationships. They specialize in custom residential and commercial projects, and have both a wood shop and metal shop to support their fine designs.

Kevin Scott is renowned for his minimalistic approach, skillful utilization of natural light, and constant quest for serenity. His work seeks to capture the emotional essence of a location by embracing its ambiance and imperfections. Consequently, his photographs possess both cinematic and documentary qualities, reflecting a humanist spirit that naturally highlights people, whether in the frame or not.

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