Location: Chelan, WA

Status: Complete

The Wollborg’s original residence, like many of their neighbors, had fallen prey to the large forest fires that roared through Central Washington in 2015. It had been constructed before the shoreline master program ruled that the ordinary high-water mark be set at 1100’ contour line, permitting the Wollborg’s to only have a 6’ common line setback from the lake. 


Forte Architects was selected to take on the project of re-designing the Wollborg’s summer home, with the request that the final product was to take on a more contemporary architectural approach. The biggest challenge was that any new construction must be constrained to the extents of the once existing footprint in order to maintain the grandfathered setback from the lake.


The main house takes on the illusion of two habitable volumes, with differing functions, bisected by the vertical stone wall plane. The roof maintains a floating appearance with the implementation of large overhangs and clear story windows. The residence includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, open concept kitchen/living/dining space, a wine cellar, and lower level walk-out guest quarters. The adjacent garage and additional loft space above offer the property two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and living room for guests.

Wollborg Residence

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