An exterior view (left) of the dining area and porch space of a family living space in one of three patient-room pods reveals the residential like quality of the facility, with its gabled roofs, cedar trellises, and window frames of Douglas fir. Comfortable seating space near the windows (right) provides views to the wooded landscape.
Just outside the chapel, a wooden trellis tops a terrace framed with benches and inset with a patterned stone. The auxiliary buildings, including the chapel, make the facility feel like a little village, says Architect Ila Burdett.
The cathedral ceiling in reception lobby of the Willson Hospice House exposes the glu lam structural beams and pine tongue-and-groove planking. A fieldstone fireplace and bamboo flooring anchor the inviting setting and expansive windows offer views to the vast woodlands outdoors.
A stained birch panel behind the moveable bed conceals oxygen a suction pump and other medical equipment in an easy-to-access vertical reveal on the side of the panel. Linoleum flooring is easy to clean and a window seat with a bed allows a family member to spend the night if desired.