This traditionally styled home is situated on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound and has magnificent views of the Sound and the Olympic Mountains beyond.
The exterior scale, proportions, roof forms, and details of this home draw upon the inspiration of historical cottages that were constructed on similar sites throughout the Puget Sound region.
The house is situated on the site to allow maximum sunlight to reach the interior areas of the house – this light, so important in our often cloudy region, enters the house from early morning to sunset through the numerous windows on the east, south, and west sides. These windows have been located to allow for maximum sunlight as well as maximum airflow throughout the house.
With large west facing windows capturing the wonderful views of the Sound, the summer sunlight is controlled on the west facing façade with a long covered porch that will provide shade during the hotter months of the summer. This covered porch will also allow for outside dining and relaxing in periods of light rain.
With a large two story great room, outside air will travel through the lower level windows and exit through the upper level windows on the east side. This “chimney effect” will be very beneficial in keeping the house cooler in the summer months.