2009 National AIA Housing Awards
2009 Residential Architect Magazine Awards
Chuckanut Drive Residence
This 1400 sq. ft main house and guest house/ garage is located on a heavily wooded cliff site with views out over the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
The plan orients to major views south down the coast line and west out to the islands while being careful to stay outside of the drip line of the dominant
Doug fir trees. Large overhangs protect glazing and provide shelter.
The concept marries a long gently sloping roof form containing the kitchen, entry and studio with a vertical tower containing the living room and master
The roof forms express their timber construction with exposed joist, 1x4 skip sheathing and plywood diaphragms. The high performance wood fir
windows provide thermal breaks while being strong enough for the mullions to be of minimal dimension. Wood T&G paneling is stained in bold transparent colors.