GIMLET HOUSE

Gimlet, Blaine County, Idaho.
First Phase Completed 1975.
Second Phase Completed 1985.

AIA Regional Honor Award. 
Northwest and Pacific Region, 1993.
AIA State Merit Award.
Idaho Chapter, 1992.
AIA State Materials Use Merit Award. 
Idaho Chapter, 1991.

First phase with ENTELEKI, Principal Architect and Partner in Charge, Jack Smith, FAIA.1975.
Second Phase, Daryl McMillen, AIA, in consultation with Jack Smith, FAIA.1985.

While not literal, traditional Japanese principles and Western regionalism inform the design of this Idaho residence. The knee braces, a Western vernacular, provide lateral bracing which frees the plan. They also allow the principal beams to turn the corner in the same horizontal plane, a unique detail.

Photography: Fred Lindholm.

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