Photographer: John Wilbanks, contemporary exterior

Photographer: John Wilbanks,


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margohunter66 wrote:
Like the windows - Where did they come from.
     Comment   May 17, 2013
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Jeff Luth - Soldano Luth Architects
Oops, that's Headland Construction of Bellevue, WA.
June 4, 2013 at 9:56pm   
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Quantum Windows & Doors, Inc.
Thanks for the reference Jeff!

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July 16, 2013 at 11:38am   
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mercedes2003 wrote:
Love the house - What is the colors of the house?
   Comment   March 18, 2013
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Emir Emir
we dont have this kind of houses in my country so I would like to know wht building blocks are used for this house?
August 29, 2013 at 3:40pm   
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Jeff Luth - Soldano Luth Architects
It is a Pacific Northwest design using wood frame and cedar exterior, materials that are very common in the area. The Pacific Northwest has low levels of light in the winter and a moderate climate, not too hot, not too cold. In response, I designed this home to take advantage of and mitigate the downside of this climate.

I recently designed a home for Bangalore India using white-washed brick over concrete block and concrete floor slabs. Narrow windows, sunshades, and flow through ventilation were incorporated to help mitigate the heat and bright sun.

Another home in the Carmel California hills was designed of stucco, wood and concrete block. It spread out into the grasslands to provide courtyards and cross ventilation. Small porches were incorporated to moderate the sun and provide screened areas for bug control.

I guess what I am trying to get at is that homes should be designed to use local materials and make the best out of the local climate. Importing a style can lead to an unhappy result.
September 3, 2013 at 10:43am     
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ub14292 wrote:
Is this the front of the house or back?
   Comment   May 31, 2012
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Emily Hurley
I think that is the back. This picture appears to be the front.
May 31, 2012 at 1:21pm   
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tskn wrote:
What is the main color of this house?
   Comment   October 20, 2011
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Kelly Porter
White Drifts OC-138 by Benjamin Moore is similar.
October 20, 2011 at 8:46pm   
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Ann Gan
I checked out White Drifts OC-138 by Benjamin Moore but it looks much lighter than the color shown in the picture.
September 7, 2013 at 10:00am   
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dbldutch wrote:
How do you manage light control in this house? Window treatments? If so, what type and if not then what?
   Comment   September 6, 2011
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This house is in Seattle

Folks there want as much light in their homes as possible - and since this home probably overlooks the Sound, light and views are of the greatest importance.
September 6, 2011 at 9:18am   
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Okay, thanks
September 9, 2011 at 2:23am   
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johnkflaiz wrote:
Do you have more photos of this home? - House is perfect for my needs.
   Comment   March 25, 2014

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