Designed in 2015 by Finne Architects, this modern two-storey residence is positioned in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Description by Finne Architects
The Elliott Bay Home is positioned in Seattle on a slender website dealing with Puget Sound. The architectural massing of the home has been wrapped round a south-going through courtyard containing a big reflecting pool with two “floating” basalt boulders. The reflecting pool gathers all of the roof drainage from the home, with the downspout from the lounge roof offering a 10-ft waterfall. The primary residing house has sweeping westerly views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
The east aspect of the residing area is the courtyard with reflecting pool, offering a way of intimacy and serenity in distinction to the dramatic views on the west aspect. The uncovered wooden beams within the residing house change pitch alongside the size of the room, offering a way of drama because the roof unfolds towards the view of Puget Sound.
Upstairs, the main bedroom cantilevers out dramatically towards the Puget Sound view. Tall glass partitions wrap the bed room on three sides, offering a surprising panorama of water and mountains.
Much like different FINNE tasks, a robust sense of “crafted modernism” is current in the home. A water jet-reduce metal fence and gate result in the home entry. Chrome steel stands elevate the basalt boulders within the reflecting pool so that they hover barely above the water’s floor. Exterior siding is customized stained red cedar with two totally different patterns and colours. The putting metal and wooden stairs have water jet-minimize metal railings with a sample based mostly available-drawn ink brush strokes. The rusted metal entry gate makes use of the identical ink brush sample, solely reversed. The beech inside cupboards have a customized topographic CNC-milled sample referred to as “imaginary panorama.” Freeform metal lighting bars within the ceiling tie collectively the kitchen and eating areas.
The home is very power environment friendly and sustainable. All roof drainage is directed to the reflecting pool for assortment. The home is insulated 40% larger than code. The radiant hydronic warmth system permits decrease working temperatures and better occupant consolation ranges. The “gypcrete” for the radiant tubes conserves warmth and offers nice heat and luxury for the ft. Beneficiant glass areas present pure lighting and air flow; massive overhangs are used for solar and rain safety; inside wooden is FSC licensed; LED lighting and water-conserving plumbing fixtures are used all through the home.
Home windows have constructed-in shading. The home has been pre-wired for photovoltaic roof panels, and an electrical automobile charging station has been put in within the storage.
Images by Benjamin Benschneider