Perch House / Chadborn + Dos Architects
5650 square feet
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A description of the text provided by the architect. The owner’s design brief sought an adventurous sanctuary inspired by the Salish Sea Forest, Sea and Sky. In addition, they wanted a home that would support an active lifestyle as they grew older and adapt as they grew older. Located on the urban corner of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, the 5,500-square-foot home offers vast west views of the ocean and the Olympic Mountains, surrounding a courtyard that envelops the ideal atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. ..
Strict architecture coordinates not only the resident’s desire for privacy and exposure, but also the experience of the natural and urban world. Entering the plate-shaped concrete-walled courtyard through a large cedar gate, you will find the sights and sounds of water with a lush island, walnut blanco firing one on the water, and a fire pit. You will be greeted on the patio. Open to the western view of the sound. This transition from the outside world to the private territory reveals a suspended steel and walnut staircase that passes through a large three-story window wall. It welcomes visitors to adventure.
Exterior materials include concrete, zinc siding, painted aluminum panels, and Western Red Cedar. These materials are selected for their timeless character and long-term durability. The exterior deck of the deep overhanging shelter allows for use in the rain, protects against the warm summer sun, and allows the winter sun deep into the house. High-performance windows and doors with narrow metal frames provide vast views, access to all levels of outdoor space, and natural ventilation. By installing solar power generation solar arrays on the flat roof, we are exceeding the electrical needs.
The house is organized around a central courtyard, with an east-facing wing for the lower garage and guest space above, including a one-bedroom apartment for family, friends, or future caregivers. increase. The eastern roof deck allows for outdoor dining protected from the general westerly wind.
The west-facing wing has an owner’s space on the ground floor, including a gym and spa bath. Middle floor bedroom, bath, office, sleeping porch. The upper floors have a kitchen, scullery, dining and living room. Connecting the two wings is a circulation and service space that includes a mudroom on the ground floor, storage and laundry above, an elevator, and suspended steel and walnut stairs illuminated by linear skylights above.
Interior materials refer to the Puget Sound forest with walnut floors and cedar ceilings. Water containing concrete, dark calculus, stainless steel, and darkened steel. And the sky of Bianco Treviso quartzite and white plaster ends. The panoramic glass façade exhibits nature.
On a clear day, the scenery of the Olympic Mountains spreads, and when the fog becomes low, the scenery of the city spreads in the foreground, and the scenery is constantly changing. Completed at the time of the pandemic, the house has provided a healthy haven. With a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, the home provides a place for rest, relaxation, work, exercise, and socially distant gatherings.