Modern, energy efficient and low- maintenance ski cabin designed to have approximately 1400sf of living space on the 2nd and 3rd floors with approximately 1000sf garage/entry on the 1st floor.
The living space maximizes territorial views and natural light with floor to ceiling windows. Second floor has an open Living-Dining-Kitchen concept incorporating the covered exterior decks accessible through folding glass doors. Second floor plan also includes a bath, laundry/dressing room and a private bedroom. Third floor has additional bath, 2 more private bedrooms and an open loft area. The garage and work areas are on the first/ground floor.
Queen Anne Residence
This residence combines Contemporary and Modern aspects to create a striking home that maximizes the square footage of a small 30’ wide lot. The main floor consists of an open living room, dining room, kitchen and den. The floors are connected by a custom steel and concrete staircase that ends at a rooftop deck with views to downtown Seattle.
Interior finishes include honed concrete floors, bamboo veneered custom cabinetry, and exposed wall sections of honed CMU block and pre-cast concrete.
Exterior finishes include honed CMU block, yellow cedar siding, cement board with exposed stainless fasteners and a galvanized metal roof and trim.
This 4600 square foot home overlooking Lake Washington uses modern northwest architecture to capitalize on the views of Mt Rainier and Meydenbauer Bay. The design incorporates an open floor plan, exposed heavy timber glue-lam king post trusses, and floor to ceiling picture/hopper window combinations maximizing the benefit of the location and the views while maintaining natural ventilation.
Interior finishes include sustainably harvested quarter sawn walnut floor, vertical grain fir trim, and true stone veneer. H+dlT worked closely with the craftsman of Bender Chaffey General Contractors and their subcontractors to bring the project to fruition.
The landscaping incorporates a heated pool with attention to privacy and native drought resistant specie selection.
This waterfront 3100 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home was designed to maximize the views of Case Inlet and Mount Rainier. Each area flows into the next and, the double sliding doors provide easy access of indoor and outdoor space between the patio and the dining room.
Interior materials and colors were specifically chosen to match the location and blend with the surroundings. The building works with the existing topography to minimize intrusive site work and environmental impact. The residence is heated with a highly efficient radiant system and air is circulated with an ERV exchange system that ensures high interior air quality and minimizes condensation and moisture.
Snoqualmie Pass Cabin
At the base of a local ski area, this cabin was designed for direct access to the ski slopes. It takes advantage of the views while working within the context of the sloping site. Design elements included attention to environmental and mountain conditions, such as snow control and energy efficiency in extreme ranges of temperature. The public space incorporates an open kitchen-dining-and living area that is separated from the private spaces by a staircase. Multiple exterior decks and areas extend the living area in summer and winter to accommodate large groups of visitors and to include nature in the design. The residence is, in essence, a simple post and beam construction that will expose the structure and allows for open volumes and large exterior openings. A “cold” roof system was designed for the roof to allow for accumulation and hinder the creation of potentially hazardous ice dams.
Capitol Hill Residence
This project involved an over 2,000 SF addition to an 6,200 SF existing residence in the historic Lower Volunteer Park section of Capital Hill. H+dlT took special efforts to ensure that the exterior façade seamlessly transitioned from the original 1924 structure to the addition while maintaining period and house specific details. The new section included a media room, children’s bed- rooms, guest suite, office, and an expanded kitchen with sitting room. Working with G.R. Interiors, H+dlT meticulously designed custom master bedroom closets; wainscot, header and sill details; molding throughout the new living spaces; and tile design and layout in the kitchen and bath. H+dlT collaborated with craftsman to create an elegant kitchen that worked with the historic elements of the house while providing a modern functionality and a center piece for informal entertaining.
Matthew Beach Residence
This modern 3200 sf, 3 story home, perched over Seattle’s Burke Gilman Trail, overlooks the eastern shore of Lake Washington and is designed to maximize daily living views of Mt Rainier and the lake.
The structure is expressed through exposed interior glulam beams and stair, as well as a simple combination of metallic concrete board and wood surfaces. This home features sustainably engineered wood flooring, as well as natural stone counters and porcelain tile. The interior is carpet-free, avoiding associated indoor air quality issues through the use of soft, warm and supple engineered cork flooring on the upper (bedroom) level. The design incorporates an open floor plan with in-floor heating and flat roof insulation that exceeds code standards while capitalizing on entertainment and private area views through cantilevered decks to avoid imposing posts.
Gold Creek Cabin
Maximizing views along Gold Creek, the cantilevered main floor floats 9’ above grade and over 17’ toward the flood plain, while protecting the creek from ground level development impact. This efficient 1350 sf cabin is designed to be “maintenance free”, with metal exterior skin and super-insulated walls that literally hang from the main floor bridge trusses, which are themselves exposed along the interior of the two long walls. Large windows are placed to take advantage of views and open to unify the interior with exterior grounds and decks.