This new 5000 SF contemporary modern-style home overlooks Lake Washington. A curved metal roof, supported by curved specially engineered glue lam beams, is a distinct feature of this residence. This roof not only protects the home from the elements but captures them. Storm water, once run off bound for the city’s treatment facility, is now harvested from the roof and channeled to the on-site bio retention planter (landscaped by Allworth Design).
Extensive use of architectural concrete gives this residence great street appeal and the use of 10′ wide lift and slide doors from Austrian Woodworks opens the back of the home to an expansive lake view to the East. The concrete privacy entry wall is aesthetically fitting but unbeknownst to those who stroll past each day are the kids behind who are scaling their very own specially designed climbing wall.
Six vertical geothermal wells work in conjunction with the heating system. These wells harvest the earth’s heat in the winter months reducing the home’s dependence on fossil fuels. The lighting fixtures use Energy Star qualified LEDs which accent this home’s built green signature.
The hardwood floors are engineered pre-finished bamboo over radiant heat. The kids’ bedrooms feature “hide-a-way” lofts accessed by use of rolling ladders. An added bonus to the home is the roof access hatch that opens up to a 360° panoramic view. In the summer months you won’t find a better seat in all of Seattle to watch the Blue Angels soar above and the Hydroplanes thunder below.
In the middle of the project we overcame one of our biggest challenges – A full-sized pre-fab swimming pool was added to the scope and needed to be placed in the back of the residence. With the use of a 60 ton crane the structure was successfully lifted over the new roof and set into place.