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The Pacific lodge style of architecture is based loosely on vague notions of cedar lodges and log cabin dwellings of early inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada. This style can be seen in historic National Park hotels, such as the Lake Quinault Lodge, and in the houses of some wealthier Seattleites of the timber baron era. However, most early Seattleites preferred to mimic the accepted styles of the East; to this day, historical pastiches remain more popular throughout the region.
Pacific lodge style is not well defined. Rather, it is a colloquial term for Northwest style houses that are more reminiscent of lodges, cabins and frontier styles than other well-known styles. Often a house in this style will be built at least partly of cedar, will likely have very high ceilings, raw exposed wood, and a lot of glass. It is common to surround such a house with trees rather than packing the house in a dense urban neighborhood, waterfront locations with a dock being preferable.
Real life applications
The Bill Gates estate is based on this style.
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