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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mohamed_coutryMohamed Coutry wrote:7 October 2018
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    FINNE Architects
    2 years ago
    I designed the Port Ludlow House.
    Nils Finne,
    FINNE Architects
  • Viksson 3D Studio
    2 years ago

    Exceptional design! Great work!! We would love to help you woth your 3D renders!

bobbycazadorRob O'Shea wrote:16 September 2014
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    FINNE Architects
    6 years ago
    Thanks for your question about our Port Ludlow project soffits.
    The soffits are clear red cedar, with a Sikkens Cetol semi-transparent stair. The Sikkens color is 50% 072 Butternut and 50% 996 Natural Light.

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Mike Trigg added this to Architecture Ideas2 May 2021

Roof maybe too flat but like the tall ceilings and overall height of this.

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