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Five of the best houses in Washington state on Dezeen

Washington is up next in our series looking at houses from different US states, with a concrete dwelling cut into a rocky outcrop (pictured) and a retreat nestled in a canyon among the best examples (+ slideshow).

Pierre house by Olson Kundig

Pierre house by Olson Kundig Architects

Seattle firm Olson Kundig used dynamite, chippers and saws to bore through the huge boulders of a rocky outcrop on a North American island to make room for this raw concrete house. Find out more about Pierre house »

Eagle Ridge Residence by Gary Gladwish

Eagle Ridge residence by Gary Gladwish

Rusty corrugated steel and wood salvaged from an old barn clad the exterior of this L-shaped house designed by American architect Gary Gladwish on Orcas Island, Washington. Find out more about Eagle Ridge residence »

Studhorse house by Tom Kundig

Studhorse house by Tom Kundig

The mountain landscape of Washington's Methow Valley is the setting for this family retreat, conceived by architect Tom Kundig as four structures arranged "like a little campground" around a big rock. Find out more about Studhorse house »

Nahahum Cabin by Balance Associates

Nahahum cabin by Balance Associates

This timber and concrete house designed by Seattle firm Balance Associates is nestled in a canyon at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in rural Washington. Find out more about Nahahum Cabin »

Stable Conversion by SHED

Stable conversion by SHED Architecture

Sliding barn-style doors inside this pared-back studio space and guesthouse by Seattle-based Shed Architecture and Design hint at the building's past life as a horse stable. Find out more about Stable Conversion »