View Ridge Residence

View Ridge Residence

Architect
David Coleman Architecture
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
Paul Warchol
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Interior surfaces - Product VariesCaesarstone
Facade Cladding - Minerit HD Facade BoardsAmerican Fiber Cement
Interior and Exterior Painting - Product VariesBenjamin Moore
Gutters - Single bend 5" half-round, Downspouts - 4" diameter roundCustom Bilt Metals
Steel Guards - Galvanized Welded Wire MeshGrating Pacific
Interior Tile Finishing - Product variesPental

Product Spec Sheet
Interior surfaces - Product Varies
Facade Cladding - Minerit HD Facade Boards
Interior and Exterior Painting - Product Varies
Gutters - Single bend 5" half-round, Downspouts - 4" diameter round
Steel Guards - Galvanized Welded Wire Mesh
Interior Tile Finishing - Product varies
by Pental

View Ridge Residence

David Coleman Architecture as Architects

Site

This family home is located in the View Ridge neighborhood, on a steep, city lot overlooking Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. The site offers big, easterly views, but compromised day-lighting due to the close proximity of other houses and the road. The vertical drop from the road to the rear yard is over twenty four feet.

 

Program

This 3000 square foot building is designed to accommodate a growing family, with ample access to outdoor living space, the street and yard. Given the view opportunities and light constraints, creating a 'balanced' quality of daylight in the interior spaces - without compromising privacy - was imperative. Our clients also wanted to keep an eye toward 'aging-in-place', by setting the lower level up to function as a future rental unit.

 

Design

The building is set close to the road to mitigate the steepness of the site, and to ease access. A car-court and entry deck are located between the road and the building. One enters the house on a stage-like perch, a few feet above the main level. The street facade is decidedly understated, in part to avoid impeding the uphill neighbors views, as well as to create a counterpoint to the spatially dynamic building envelope and floor plan. A dramatic outdoor deck, partially covered by the upper level roofs, dominates the view side of the great room. West-facing clearstory windows flood the room in afternoon light. An indoor and outdoor stair descend to the lower level suite, which opens to a wide terrace and includes a family room, two bedrooms and a bath. An upper level master suite floats above the main level, framing views and offering a dramatic overlook of the lake basin.


Material Used :

1. Facade Cladding - Cedar Shingles

2. American Fiber Cement Corporation - Facade Cladding - Minerit HD Facade Boards

3. Apollo - Composite Decking - Signature Collection

4. CustomBilt - Gutters - Single bend 5" half-round

5. CustomBilt - Downspouts - 4" diameter round

6. Sierra Pacific - Aluminam Clad Wood Doors and Windows - Contemporary Narrow Line

7. Grating Pacific - Steel Guards - Galvanized Welded Wire Mesh

8. Pental - Interior Tile Finishing - Product varies

9. Caesarstone - Interior surfaces - Product Varies

10. Benjamin Moore - Interior and Exterior Painting - Product Varies

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