Eola Hills Residence is a project designed by Ueda Studio. The home’s location, atop the Eola hills near Salem, Oregon, boasts views of mountains and the city of Salem to the east, and rolling hills and wine country to the west. When low clouds descend over the valley in the morning, the house appears to be on top of the world. The client’s brief was simple, create a comfortable home for their family (a couple with two young children and two German Shepherds), that takes advantage of the site’s spectacular views and that serves as refuge from work life—a home that balance a sense of retreat with functionality and durability. Photography by Kevin Scott.