Chadbourne + Doss Architects have designed the Lobster Boat Residence, a 2380 square foot home on Portage Bay in Seattle, Washington.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The Lobster Boat Residence by Chadbourne + Doss Architects:

This house is part of a large waterfront property that has been incorporated into a condominium development that includes 4 detached residences and 2 houseboats. Residents share waterfront access, parking, utilities, and a shared vegetable garden. While sharing costs, amenities, and responsibilities; a stronger sense of community is established.

The Lobster Boat is a metaphor for a house that is economical, purposeful, and durable. Located on a dense urban shoreline site, this residence strives to celebrate its location while providing privacy to its family. A remodel built on an existing 24’x28’ floor and basement foundation infrastructure, the constraints of site and footprint result in an efficient vertical house that reaches the maximum allowable zoning envelope to provide a variety of interior and exterior spaces. Economy is embodied in every aspect of this project including the sharing of site resources; reuse of existing structure & utilities; efficient spatial organization; and the selection of materials and systems based on low monetary, environmental, and life-cycle costs.

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