NEW CONSTRUCTION MODERN HOME. BUILT WITH AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN AND LARGE WINDOWS. NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE FOR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR AESTHETICS. MODERN INDUSTRIAL LIVING WITH PRIVACY AND NATURAL LIGHTING THROUGHOUT.
Lane Williams Architects
Exterior terrace with outdoor fireplace and grill. Photo by Will Austin.
This single family home in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle is a modern home with a strong emphasis on sustainability. The house includes a rainwater harvesting system that supplies the toilets and laundry with water. On-site storm water treatment, native and low maintenance plants reduce the site impact of this project. This project emphasizes the relationship between site and building by creating indoor and outdoor spaces that respond to the surrounding environment and change throughout the seasons.
Who says green and sustainable design has to look like it? Designed to emulate the owner’s favorite country club, this fine estate home blends in with the natural surroundings of it’s hillside perch, and is so intoxicatingly beautiful, one hardly notices its numerous energy saving and green features. Durable, natural and handsome materials such as stained cedar trim, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal roof lines that emphasize the expansive nature of the site and capture the “bigness” of the view. Large expanses of glass punctuated with a natural rhythm of exposed beams and stone columns that frame the spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Los Gatos Hills. A shady outdoor loggia and cozy outdoor fire pit create the perfect environment for relaxed Saturday afternoon barbecues and glitzy evening dinner parties alike. A glass “wall of wine” creates an elegant backdrop for the dining room table, the warm stained wood interior details make the home both comfortable and dramatic. The project’s energy saving features include: - a 5 kW roof mounted grid-tied PV solar array pays for most of the electrical needs, and sends power to the grid in summer 6 year payback! - all native and drought-tolerant landscaping reduce irrigation needs - passive solar design that reduces heat gain in summer and allows for passive heating in winter - passive flow through ventilation provides natural night cooling, taking advantage of cooling summer breezes - natural day-lighting decreases need for interior lighting - fly ash concrete for all foundations - dual glazed low e high performance windows and doors Design Team: Noel Cross+Architects - Architect Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture Joanie Wick – Interior Design Vita Pehar - Lighting Design Conrado Co. – General Contractor Marion Brenner – Photography
Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture
View of Kitchen from Exterior Deck. Photography by Sharon Risedorph; In Collaboration with designer and client Stacy Eisenmann. For questions on this project please contact Stacy at Eisenmann Architecture. (www.eisenmannarchitecture.com)
Keith Sutter Photography
R Faucett Construction
This property is an infill lot located on a dense residential street on Mercer Island. The Design incorporated a Mid Century Chic character with a North West Edgy Vibe and a distinctive architectural detail.
The guesthouse of our Green Mountain Getaway follows the same recipe as the main house. With its soaring roof lines and large windows, it feels equally as integrated into the surrounding landscape. Photo by: Nat Rea Photography
The full width bi-folding doors can be opened to create an amazing open plan space which provides some amazing views across London.
Shelby Wood Design
Shelby Wood Design & Southland & Building co.
Ryan Begley Photography
Ryan Begley Photography
Johnston Design Group
Meechan Architectural Photography