Photographer: John Wilbanks, contemporary-exterior

Photographer: John Wilbanks,


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March 25, 2014
johnkflaiz wrote:
Do you have more photos of this home? - House is perfect for my needs.
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Jeff Luth - Soldano Luth Architects
Unfortunately I never took any photos of the interior. Sorry. The upper level is living dining kitchen and entry along with a couple of bedrooms. The lower level is a recreation room, library and study as well as storage.
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May 17, 2013
margohunter66 wrote:
Like the windows - Where did they come from.
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Jeff Luth - Soldano Luth Architects
Oops, that's Headland Construction of Bellevue, WA.
    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 9:56PM
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Thanks for the reference Jeff!

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    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 11:38AM
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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?
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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.
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May 31, 2012
ub14292 wrote:
Is this the front of the house or back?
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Emily Hurley
I think that is the back. This picture appears to be the front.
    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 1:21PM
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Jeff Luth - Soldano Luth Architects
This is the back yard.
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October 20, 2011
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Kelly Porter
White Drifts OC-138 by Benjamin Moore is similar.
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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.
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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.
    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 9:18AM
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Okay, thanks
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