A small split level foyer addition using a palette of existing materials is constructed to imply walls that have been translated. In the final form, the inferred shifting exposes the inviting nature...
(see Charlotte's 'What I would like my house to be" for full listing)
-As sustainable as possible
-Build mostly with reclaimed wood, little, if any, sheetrock.
-Radiant floor heat
-Function over aesthetics
-Built to last 200+ years
-Use local craftspeople and subcontractors
-Siting: house should fit into the land and have a view of the farm
-Main living area on one level and handicapped accessible
-Plenty of access to outdoors
-A "gathering" kitchen–a social place
-A "welcoming" home–room to entertain and have lots of guests
-An "inviting" entrance
-Space for favorite furniture
-Big view porch–with room for 20+ people to gather.
Make the home open, light, and inviting inside and out without making major structural changes.
Create a strong connection between the interior and exterior and be able to take advantage of the view.
Make the kitchen and guest bath/laundry space more functional and attractive.
- update look to contemporary cabin-
-limit major remodeling work (moving doors, windows, walls)
- tie exterior aesthetics to newly-built weaving studio
- add better drive & entry, and add connection to studio uphill
- keep overall costs in check
- strong sense of privacy and security
- openness toward the outdoors and Puget Sound
- views of both the Olympics and the Sound
- environmentally friendly & nontoxic materials
- efficient and clever use of space including hidden elements for greater privacy
- provide both additional entertaining space and a private master retreat
- while maintaining the unique 1970's northwest contemporary, add a second floor and vastly upgrade the house
-update and upgrade the existing spaces
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