Port Ludlow House

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.

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Stacethedreamer wrote:15 Jun 2013
  • PRO
    Can you tell me the width of this house.
  • barchy
    Could you please tell me the wood species and treatment for your gorgeous soffits?

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Neil Overholtz added this to Exterior Contemporary Favorites3 days ago

warm wood colors with modern lines

Heidi Naughton added this to 130 Patten Point Road3 days ago

the section to the left in this picture as you look at it - would be so cool if the front looked like this - just all glass...

lhhoff added this to Lake Tomahawk Cottage7 Aug 2019

Exterior-but eliminate the right half of house, only the single story

mayconlin77 added this to CL Lakehouse Ideas5 Aug 2019

Love the windows facing the view and the study upstairs with the view

pratiksha84 added this to Windows30 Jul 2019

Aluminum windows, sliding doors

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