Nettly Wood Inglenook and Picnic Pavilion
Decatur Island, WA
Architect: Contacts Without Company
The Nettly Wood Inglenook is a small, intimate space within an expansive Decatur Island retreat. Located within the main house, the largest of the buildings, the inglenook is tucked away off the building's main hall across from the Dining Room providing a respite from surrounding activity. Clad with stone, and focused around a roaring fireplace, the inglenook provides a place to curl up with a book, gather with family and friends or enjoy a nap. The interior and exterior of the inglenook, including the chimney, are clad in Montana ledge stone and rubble with careful detail used to maintain the natural, strong and supportive character of the stone. The Nettly Wood Picnic Pavilion is a heavy timber and stone masonry structure that provides a gathering place to celebrate island life with family and friends. The heavy timber structure and stone masonry fireplace were designed to evoke the timelessness and craftsmanship of historical National Park structures. A massive stone fireplace anchors the pavilion. The scale of the fireplace's stone structure and the precise detailing of the stone work create a feeling of strength and honesty in material that complement both the heavy timber structure and the natural beauty of the pavilion's surrounding.