The Dabob Bay Residence by Bjarko|Serra Architects

March 23, 2010

Bjarko|Serra Architects have designed a house overlooking Dabob Bay in Washington State.

Full description after the photos….


Project name: Dabob Bay Residence
Project location: Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Area: 1920 s.f.
Contractor: Korben Mathis Woodworking

Located on Dabob Bay, just off of Washington’s Hood Canal, this family retreat was conceived to engage and preserve the natural qualities of the site.  Water, forest, mountain and ravine views are captured from every space as the sweeping plan follows the topography and the tree line.  An effort was made to leave the delicate site in its natural condition, no trees were cut and little earth was moved in placing the building.

In response to the owner’s affinity for traditional Northwest cabins, Architect Greg Bjarko designed a modern interpretation of that building type characterized by transparency and crisp contemporary detailing within a traditional gable roof shell. The exposed timber structure and a material palette of Western Red Cedar siding, mixed grain fir tongue & groove boards, soapstone, and concrete complement the rugged forest and mountain setting.

The building concept consists of 3 tiered elements: the entry (lowest); the great room and living areas (mid-section); and the sleeping areas and reading room in the tower that serves as a lookout.  Each portion opens to the outdoors in different orientations.

Visit the website of Bjarko|Serra Architects – here.

Photography by: Ben Benschneider