With its cladding of cedar and bright-green cement board, the house presents an outgoing face to the street; except, that is, for the front door that is neatly tucked away from prying eyes (behind the tree), and comes sans a handle (an invention of homeowner Albert). Says architect Stan Hanson, “From the street, you really don’t know what’s happening inside. So it’s a process of discovery. You come up the stairs and come into the house and then the house opens up to you." The distinctive curved barrel roof was adopted not only for its aesthetic appeal, but to make the most of the site's height restrictions.
Slide Show: A West Seattle Waterfront Home Brings the Outdoors In
| July 2014
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This project was selected by a panel of architects for the AIA Seattle Home of Distinction program (aiaseattle.org) in recognition of its unique method of integrating indoor and outdoor spaces.