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Cliff House green roof contemporary-exterior

Cliff House green roof

Green roof forms elevator entry. House is below along cliff face. Tim Bies photo

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March 10, 2013
Wyatt Gardner wrote:
House location? - Is it underground
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The back side (away from the water) is built against the cliff. The rest of the house is exposed. The other photos show this. Thanks for your interest, Scott
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January 24, 2013
erinschanning wrote:
Who manufactured the glass box?
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Thank you for your interest and question. This is not a manufactured item. Designed and drawn by my team and me, then built "one-off" by the contractor; steel fabrication, glass infill, bronze elevator door. Scott Allen Architecture
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The elevator door looks like it opens to the exterior. How do you protect the elevator shaft from the weather? Thanks. Beautiful project!
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Home Elevators: A Rising Trend
Many luxury homes take advantage of precarious real estate. This home is built on a cliffside. What you're looking at isn't their yard, it is a green roof. The elevator takes you down into the house. Pretty slick!
Perhaps the big idea is to have the house "disappear" from the entry side (this photo), seemingly hiding in a park-like setting so that it can be a celebration of light and transparency from the water's-edge side (previous photo).

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February 19, 2015
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stairwell entry
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Green roof with elevator access.
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