Roofing Material - Kudos on the house. Really beautiful and smart. May I ask what you used for roofing material. Is it an adhered synthetic membrane? And how do you deal with thermal bridging ; the exterior soffit seems to flow into the building! »
Budget ballpark - I love the NW style you use in your design. I am in the process of getting my funding together for a remodel of a 30x28 bungalow in Ballard. We plan on adding either a 16x30 addition off the back or just go up a floor. I want to transform the look of our boring house into something like this picture with a shed style roof and the combined use of wood, steel, glass and stone. What can I expect to spend on that type of project? Can NW contemporary be "affordable"? »
how do you address the drainage issues? - I love this design with the extended brow roof. I am concerned that on my property because I live on a hillside that rainwater will saturate the hillside on the back side of the house. The land has been graded and compacted so should I be without worry ( during the unusually heavy rainstorms approx. six years agoI had a mudslide due to the fact that the previous owners had a retaining wall that was not structural in the back. It was basically floating on the dirt)? »
Another Seattle residence illustrates how roof overhangs are often linked to abundant glass at the exterior wall and outdoor space below. This example is pint-size compared to the previous two Pacific Northwest ones, so it's good to see that these roofs can happen at various scales.
Large roof overhangs on a house by Coates Design Architects in Seattle do more than put a modernist stamp on the structure. They also protect it from the Pacific Northwest's driving winter rain and mitigate hot summer sun.
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