Vandeventer + Carlander Architects have design house with explore of architectural, material, and function. This house located on a steep slope corner lot in a prestigious neighborhood – Seattle city – US. Existing conditions include neighboring residences to the west and north, a busy arterial below, and a residential street to the east. While a former house on the site was demolished, existing grade conditions and site retaining walls had to be maintained. In-place foundations, garages, and gardens determined the footprint for the new residence as well as guided the locations for the interface between interior and exterior spaces.
The design’s part first organizes uses by floor: children daytime activities are centered on the lower level, public oriented uses occur on the main floor, and private family spaces are located on the upper level. Fundamental to the concept of the design is a linear, light filled gallery that separates the served from service functions. Material selection and construction details employed reinforce the project’s conceptual part; the various volumes are clearly differentiated by cladding, color, and material. Public served functions are developed in a “loft” like space on the main level. This public space affords maximum flexibility for entertaining and art display. Glazing is protected with sunscreens and automatic shades.