Adams Mohler Ghillino have completed the Wall House in Seattle, Washington.
Full description after the photos….
The Wall House by Adams Mohler Ghillino
The existing 810 SF, single-story house in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood no longer met the needs of the owners’ growing family. In the interest of expanding this home responsibly, a new second story has been added above a largely remodeled main living level all of which is constructed upon the existing foundation. Demolition was accomplished by a hand deconstruction so that the majority of materials removed could be repurposed.
A cedar-clad wood wall defines two distinct areas of the home with habitable rooms on one side and services on the other. This strategy allows the primary living space to be a singular open volume. The distinction between interior and exterior spaces is blurred by the use of slide-fold doors that fully open both ends of this living space to the outdoors. In the rear yard, a new detached accessory structure serves as a garage and future studio.
Taking advantage of good south facing exposure on this site, the new home will utilize both photovoltaic solar panels for electrical generation and a solar hot water heating system to supplement a gas fired radiant heat system.
Major materials include painted cement fiber siding, tight knot cedar plank feature wall, plywood soffits, aluminum windows and Zincalume sheet metal roofing.