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party shack

Modern Industrial Eco Home Design

3925 SF

This is one of two houses set side by side in the parklike setting of a suburban Bellevue neighborhood. The houses are arranged to take advantage of an extensive garden and of the salmon stream that runs through the property. Curved roofs and similar exterior materials help establish a relationship between the two houses. The building and landscape design are intended to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. They are built from a unique type of insulated concrete building block manufactured from wood chip fibers, allowing the building envelope to remain vapor permeable. Healthy home materials and practices are used throughout both houses.




Aside from our typical environmentally-focused design elements like thoughtful materials, deep overhangs, and other passive solar solutions, the Party Shack and its companion house take extra care in their relationship to the site. An extensive rain garden is incorporated into the landscape and garden plans and provides additional protection to the salmon stream. Alternate materials, like the ICF blocks made from recycled woodchip fiber, reclaimed wood used throughout the house, and low- or no-VOC finishes, were made a priority; of particular pride is custom cabinetry made from a dead Madrona tree that needed to be removed.



Awards and Recognition:

The Seattle Times, April 5, 2009, "His & Hers", Pacific Northwest p.23

Luxury Bathrooms, James Grayson Trulove, Collins Design

Dream Homes Pacific Northwest, Panache Partners, LLC, October

Category: Modern Industrial Home Design Seattle WA