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Port Ludlow House
Port Ludlow House
FINNE Architects
The Port Ludlow Residence is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the beautiful Hood Canal. The east-facing house is sited along a high bank, with a wonderful view of the water. The main living volume is completely glazed, with 12-ft. high glass walls facing the view and large, 8-ft.x8-ft. sliding glass doors that open to a slightly raised wood deck, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space. During the warm summer months, the living area feels like a large, open porch. Anchoring the north end of the living space is a two-story building volume containing several bedrooms and separate his/her office spaces. The interior finishes are simple and elegant, with IPE wood flooring, zebrawood cabinet doors with mahogany end panels, quartz and limestone countertops, and Douglas Fir trim and doors. Exterior materials are completely maintenance-free: metal siding and aluminum windows and doors. The metal siding has an alternating pattern using two different siding profiles. The house has a number of sustainable or “green” building features, including 2x8 construction (40% greater insulation value); generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and ventilation; large overhangs for sun and rain protection; metal siding (recycled steel) for maximum durability, and a heat pump mechanical system for maximum energy efficiency. Sustainable interior finish materials include wood cabinets, linoleum floors, low-VOC paints, and natural wool carpet.
Piedmont Residence
Piedmont Residence
Carlton Edwards
This modern lake house is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The residence overlooks a mountain lake with expansive mountain views beyond. The design ties the home to its surroundings and enhances the ability to experience both home and nature together. The entry level serves as the primary living space and is situated into three groupings; the Great Room, the Guest Suite and the Master Suite. A glass connector links the Master Suite, providing privacy and the opportunity for terrace and garden areas. Won a 2013 AIANC Design Award. Featured in the Austrian magazine, More Than Design. Featured in Carolina Home and Garden, Summer 2015.
Glass House in the Garden
Glass House in the Garden
Flavin Architects
Modern glass house set in the landscape evokes a midcentury vibe. A modern gas fireplace divides the living area with a polished concrete floor from the greenhouse with a gravel floor. The frame is painted steel with aluminum sliding glass door. The front features a green roof with native grasses and the rear is covered with a glass roof. Photo by: Gregg Shupe Photography
Northbrook House, exterior
Northbrook House, exterior
Wheeler Kearns Architects
construction - goldberg general contracting, inc. interiors - sherry koppel design photography - Steve hall / hedrich blessing landscape - Schmechtig Landscapes, Wade Harvey, project director
Fork River Residence
Fork River Residence
Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors
Fork River Residence by architects Rich Pavcek and Charles Cunniffe. Thermally broken steel windows and steel-and-glass pivot door by Dynamic Architectural. Photography by David O. Marlow.
Hill House
Hill House
Mihaly Slocombe
The cricket pitch and swimming pool. Photo by Emma Cross
California Modernity
California Modernity
Tom Ralston Concrete
Warm lighting casts golden hues inside this Ehrlich masterpiece. Located in a quiet beach community high on the cliff above the Monterey Bay, this house lends itself to nature and geometry.
Garay Residence, Tiburon, California
Garay Residence, Tiburon, California
Jamba Construction
Garay Residence, Tiburon, California. Designed by Swatt Architects. Photos by Russell Abraham. Built by Jamba Construction.
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