The Shorter Residence Mixes Old and New in Washington

By: Emily Evans - Published: • References: pbelemental and freshome
When you think of an orchard farm house, these images of the 'Shorter' Residence may not be exactly what come to mind. This spectacular Wenatchee Valley, Washington revamp was done by the architectural firm Pb Elemental Architecture.

The simple mix of a farmhouse built in 1906 and contemporary clean renovations helps to make the Shorter Residence a one-of-a-kind design. The lucky owners of this abode organize and entertain a ski team and were looking for a space that would take in the pristine hillside views of the Wenatchee Valley, which the Shorter Residence undoubtedly does.

Implications - Revamping older existing products or using dated materials mixed with contemporary flair continues to help many companies and designers come up with cutting-edge products. These products play up the consumer desire for products with both history and modern cues.