Completed by Lauren while employed at Johnston Architects. Lauren was the project architect who managed the project from the initial design phase and worked with the owners and contractor during construction. Located in the Nelson Preserve area of Suncadia near Roslyn, WA, the home serves as a second home for a small family, one that can feel comfortable for three on a quiet weekend or twenty during the holidays.
Sited along a gently sloping hillside, the home allows for a partial lower level for kids and guests and a full upper level for living and private sleeping areas. A pedestrian bridge links the parking area to the house, providing a sense of transition. The two masses are dedicated to living and sleeping, respectively, with an acoustical and physical separation between the two. An expansive deck fills the void and allows for protected outdoor living during the pleasant summer months.
The opposing sheds motif is an exercise in meeting aesthetic design guidelines in place by the community while providing a more dynamic form that better integrates with the site, sun angles and view opportunities.
Materials such as cedar shingles, corten steel, and board-formed concrete lend a modern palette while still complimenting traditional vernacular building styles. The materials are also chosen for their durability and minimal maintenance.