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Port Ludlow House modern-exterior
 

Port Ludlow House

The Port Ludlow Residence is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the beautiful Hood Canal.

The east-facing house is sited along a high bank, with a wonderful view of the water. The main living volume is completely glazed, with 12-ft. high glass walls facing the view and large, 8-ft.x8-ft. sliding glass doors that open to a slightly raised wood deck, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space. During the warm summer months, the living area feels like a large, open porch. Anchoring the north end of the living space is a two-story building volume containing several bedrooms and separate his/her office spaces.

The interior finishes are simple and elegant, with IPE wood flooring, zebrawood cabinet doors with mahogany end panels, quartz and limestone countertops, and Douglas Fir trim and doors. Exterior materials are completely maintenance-free: metal siding and aluminum windows and doors. The metal siding has an alternating pattern using two different siding profiles.

The house has a number of sustainable or “green” building features, including 2x8 construction (40% greater insulation value); generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and ventilation; large overhangs for sun and rain protection; metal siding (recycled steel) for maximum durability, and a heat pump mechanical system for maximum energy efficiency. Sustainable interior finish materials include wood cabinets, linoleum floors, low-VOC paints, and natural wool carpet.
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ripcords wrote:
What style of roof is this? Is this type of home economical to build? - http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/06/photographer-robert-capa-d-day
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Mark Allan
Ha. Thanks for the prompt reply. We are building a cabin here: www.kelownalakefront.co and looking for a 2:12 to satisfy the locals. I will email your office if you do work in BC.
June 27, 2014 at 5:07pm   
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flopsycat1
Absolutely love this design! Can you tell me what is the maximum interior ceiling height? Thank you.
June 27, 2014 at 5:55pm   
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missjones1944 wrote:
cost of home, if half the size in South Carolina - make this home 400 sf. what would approx building cost be in South Carolina
   Comment   May 12, 2014
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FINNE Architects
Hello,
Thanks for your question regarding the cost of our Port Ludlow project. Unfortunately, I cannot reveal the cost of this project, since I always protect the privacy of my clients.

However, as a general rule, I can tell you that our projects typically have a construction-only cost between $350 and $450 per square foot.
May 12, 2014 at 3:17pm   
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sturgill12 wrote:
Basement - Could you comment on the height of the crawlspace any special details you included. Also how did you install partial basement for mechanicals , does it have inside entrance or outdoor only. Trying to incorporate this same idea in my new construction but torn on how to go about.
   Comment   February 25, 2014
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FINNE Architects
Hi,
Thanks for your question about our Port Ludlow project. There is a standard crawl space under most of the house, with about 20"-24" clear from the framing to the ground. We do have a partial mechanical basement, with just a trap door and ladder access from inside the house.
March 5, 2014 at 6:23pm     
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crawford60 wrote:
Who is the architecht builder for this building,Is it pre-fab ?
     Comment   January 26, 2014
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Absolutely!
February 1, 2014 at 7:38am   
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Darryl Hunter
Love love this design
February 15, 2014 at 7:28am   
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ax58 wrote:
Did you stain the IPE floor? What finish is on it? Swedish?
     Comment   December 29, 2013
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FINNE Architects
Hi,
Thanks for your question about our Port Ludlow house. The interior IPE floor has a clear finish. We generally use BONA Kemi Traffic waterborne finish, which I believe we also used here.
December 29, 2013 at 11:44am   
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ax58 wrote:
What brand windows did you use?
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FINNE Architects
Hi,
Thanks for your question about our Port Ludlow project. The windows and doors are all aluminum, and they were made by a Michigan company that no longer exists.
December 29, 2013 at 11:45am   
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Jennifer Ross wrote:
Are those slats on the left side of the house made of metal?
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lemacaroo
Can you provide the manufacturer of that siding? Its very nice. Thanks.
March 12, 2014 at 7:22am   
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The tightly spaced siding is Nu-Wave corrugated by AEP Span. I don't remember the name of the the more widely-spaced siding. The color is Zactique II.
March 12, 2014 at 3:24pm     
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live123456 wrote:
Nice! What is the basic structure for the foundation of this house? - Love this house and want to build similar, how is the foundation set, is it a peer and beam type structure? Any info would help. Thanks! Mike
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FINNE Architects
Hi,
Thanks for your question about our Port Ludlow project.
The house has conventional foundation walls and footings, and there is a small basement space for mechanical.
--Nils Finne, AIA
July 8, 2013 at 1:33pm      Thanked by live123456
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keyaco wrote:
Love the profile of this structure as well as the sq ft. - I understand there is a second story? Garage? Is it possible to share the basic floor plan?
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psleeth
Hello, if you do produce these simplified plans I would appreciate it if you could forward them to psleeth@bigpond.com
Many thanks Paul Sleeth (Australia)
October 1, 2013 at 4:59am   
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Sorry, but I have changed my office policy about posting plans of our projects. In order to protect the privacy of my clients and safeguard my professional liability, we no longer post any floor plans. I apologize for this change. Good luck with your project.
October 1, 2013 at 6:41am   
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Jennifer Cook wrote:
What type of sliding glass door are you using in this photo? How has the width of the opening been supported?
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The ceiling height in the main living space varies from about 11-ft to about 14-ft.
November 12, 2013 at 9:18am   
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ripcords
What style of roof is this and is it an economical build model compared to other styles?
June 12, 2014 at 4:24am   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The deck extends around the corner. Tucked over on the far left side is a grill; an extended 7-foot overhang offers protection from the weather. The house has a number of sustainable features, including thicker 2-by-8 wall construction, which provides 40 percent greater insulation value. Others include:Generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and natural ventilationLarge overhangs for sun and rain protectionRecycled steel siding for maximum durabilityA heat pump for maximum energy efficiencySustainable interior finishes and materials, including linoleum floors, low-VOC paints and natural wool carpeting
Views, light and a position carefully tucked into the surrounding landscape convey the concept for this home. The architect envisioned the space between the roof and floor planes as a "porch" to the Puget Sound. The glazing and openness reinforce this concept. The roof gestures toward views and, like the plane of the deck below, extends outward to the land. The deck appears to hover above the undulating terrain and connects the interior to the exterior.
9. We are here to translate your needs into a functional, beautiful structure that also suits the site. In the workshop Finne teaches in conjunction with the AIA, he explains that you should turn to an architect when you want ensure that your project has beauty, utility, and economy. Architects can work with challenging sites, listen to your needs and wants, and express them in a unique design perfectly tailored to you. Choosing to go with an experienced architect from the beginning, rather than entrusting a large project to someone without design expertise or trying to DIY it can help you avoid a lot of heartache … and potentially save you money, because otherwise you may need to have faulty work redone.
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