Architectural Styles


Pacific Lodge

The Pacific Lodge evokes the feeling of a cozy log cabin and is influenced by materials found in the Pacific Northwest region, as well as indigenous design and frontier styles. Cedar is a common building material; the wood is often left exposed both inside and out, creating a warm and cozy interior. Common rooms are generally large with high ceilings and interlocking exposed beams. Pacific Lodge style homes can range from small cabins to large mansions. Interesting fact: Seattle native Bill Gates’ waterfront mansion is built in Pacific Lodge style.

Elements of design

  • Wood construction home, with exposed wood on exterior and interior
  • Large common rooms, with high ceilings
  • Common architectural style for northwest hotels and lodges