An power environment friendly house with panoramic views of the Puget Sound

Uninterrupted panoramic views of the Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the Olympic mountain vary open to the within of the home on the cove, a recent house the place the road of demarcation between the skin and the within is blurred. The Seattle-based design agency Stephenson Design Collective designed this energy-efficient house for a buyer who wished not solely a home with a view, but in addition an area for a small metallic fabrication workshop. The 2 ensuing buildings – a two-story important home and a separate storage / store with a studio on the high – are clad in pure metal and black stained cedar to mix in with the panorama.

Positioned within the city of Bellingham, simply north of Seattle, Home on the Cove is situated at a excessive altitude and leans in opposition to a coniferous forest. "This undertaking is a research of the atmosphere and expertise," the architects defined. "The home itself is secondary. With uninterrupted views to the west on the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and the Olympic Mountain Vary, the expertise exists whatever the house. "

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Along with minimizing the impression on the panorama, the home additionally has energy-efficient options and sturdy supplies that meet the shopper's need for sustainable housing. The home is heated with radiant concrete flooring that additionally function thermal mass to naturally cool the home on sizzling summer season nights. Zola Home windows utterly opens the home on the west aspect and allows a pure breeze. In winter, chimney pipes are used to heat the air.

The principle home extends over 2,504 sq. ft. The bottom flooring contains the open plan with the lounge, eating room and kitchen, in addition to an workplace and a bed room. The second flooring features a spacious master suite with en-suite toilet, a 3rd bed room, a "Nest" hut and a studying room. The seperate 765 sq. foot studio homes the storage, a west-facing metallic workspace and a workspace above the metalwork store.

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Images by Andrew Pogue by way of Stephenson Design Collective

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