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FINNE Architects

The Redmond Residence is located on a wooded hillside property about 20 miles east of Seattle. The 3.5-acre site has a quiet beauty, with large stands of fir and cedar. The house is a delicate structure of wood, steel, and glass perched on a stone plinth of Montana ledgestone. The stone plinth varies in height from 2 feet on the uphill side to 15 ft. on the downhill side. The major elements of the house are a living pavilion and a long bedroom wing, separated by a glass entry space. The living pavilion is a dramatic space framed in steel with a “wood quilt” roof structure. A series of large north-facing clerestory windows create a soaring, 20-ft. high space, filled with natural light. The house was completed in late 2006.
The interior of the house is highly crafted with many custom-designed fabrications, including complex, laser-cut steel railings, hand-blown glass lighting, bronze sink stands, miniature cherry shingle walls, textured mahogany/glass front door, and unique furniture such as the cherry bed in the master bedroom. The dining area features an 8-ft. long custom bentwood mahogany table with a blued steel base.
The house has many sustainable design features, such as the use of extensive clerestory windows to achieve natural lighting and cross ventilation, low VOC paints, linoleum flooring, 2x8 framing to achieve 42% higher insulation than conventional walls, cellulose insulation in lieu of fiberglass batts, radiant heating throughout the house, and natural stone exterior cladding.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

1. The Redmond Residence, designed by Finne Architects, is in a heavily wooded area east of Seattle. This location seems to inform the use of wood throughout, be it the floors, the the ceilings, walls or even the unique columns.

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maijd added this to maijd's Ideas
November 1, 2014
Steel and wood
Brookfield Stair & Rail added this to Brookfield Associates's Ideas
September 25, 2014
Nik Larsen added this to Cabin Ideas
September 11, 2014
Barn idea
Shai Steiner added this to shai_steiner's ideas
August 24, 2014
marielise38 added this to marielise38's ideas
April 8, 2014
christinalmac added this to House Build Ideas
December 31, 2013
kw2013 added this to kw2013's ideas
December 30, 2013
wood and stone upstairs with dark accents
nana7x added this to nana7x's ideas
December 29, 2013
k8benni added this to k8benni's ideas
December 29, 2013
black on wood
byonbyon added this to 17 wide house
December 29, 2013
Redmond Residence, designed by Finne Architects,
Trent Balzer added this to trent_balzer's ideas
December 29, 2013
This location seems to inform the use of wood throughout, be it the floors, the the ceilings, walls or even the unique columns.
jmoliken added this to House Ideas Joe
December 29, 2013
Iron covered wood Great room
Jenni Hoy added this to Shrine inspiration
November 19, 2013
All wood. Gorgeous lines
RP Custom Design added this to Design ideas
August 15, 2013
beautiful architecture
david6868 added this to david6868's Ideas
July 23, 2013
bobbij68 added this to bobbij68's ideas
June 23, 2013
lindahartman added this to lindahartman's Ideas
June 7, 2013
pop-up roof
lesliepontz added this to lesliepontz's ideas
April 1, 2013
use of linoleum flooring
Wilkerson Consulting and Development added this to bw14141414's ideas
March 31, 2013
Like it but with glass, less wood
berryrowell added this to berryrowell's Ideas
March 24, 2013
jerzyczupryna added this to jerzyczupryna's Ideas
February 26, 2013
Robert Lavoie added this to robert_lavoie's ideas
February 21, 2013
steel framing for clerestory windows
cboyes added this to cboyes's ideas
February 15, 2013
kellyambrose added this to kellyambrose's ideas
January 13, 2013
evbarrera added this to Exterior
November 25, 2012
Clerestory windows
treg37215 added this to treg37215's ideas
October 1, 2012
Outdoor Projects added this to lileth's ideas
September 13, 2012
clear beauty
enyblade added this to Craftsman interior style
September 1, 2012
use of wood throughout
italian7 added this to italian7's ideas
August 29, 2012
gatuku added this to gatuku's ideas
August 26, 2012
Symphony of structural and spatial order
bfoos added this to home ideas
August 26, 2012
very cool look
Joel Fogarty added this to post and beam
August 26, 2012
High windows
late4wk added this to Windows
August 26, 2012
1. The Redmond Residence, designed by Finne Architects, is in a heavily wooded area east of Seattle. This location seems to inform the use of wood throughout, be it the floors, the the ceilings, walls or even the unique columns.
robinsnelling added this to robinsnelling's ideas
August 26, 2012
floor and windows
gfintdesign added this to gfintdesign's ideas
August 25, 2012
Beautiful lines, a modern day Arc.
Hilda Cruz_Acosta added this to hilda_cruz_acosta's ideas
August 24, 2012
uosis added this to uosis's Favorites
August 23, 2012
labai grazi medinio namo svetaine
alisonzmansion added this to alisonzmansion's Ideas
August 23, 2012
large open room. Feels good. Lots of windows.
Highland Group added this to jagman1's ideas
August 23, 2012
Great clear span space
raquel52 added this to raquel52's ideas
August 23, 2012
It's wonderful to see such talent in working and designing in natural material.
claudio martins added this to oyaman's ideas
August 23, 2012
titik added this to titik's Ideas
August 22, 2012
Roof detail
norbert_jacobsen added this to norbert_jacobsen's Ideas
August 22, 2012
auper moderner schnitt
Sarah Cunningham added this to sarah_desiderata's ideas
August 22, 2012
Doyle Residential Design & Services added this to jeffrymdoyle's ideas
August 22, 2012
Love the symmetry.
Euritmia added this to juancarloshp's Ideas
August 22, 2012
Great structure design
Realtor added this to vall2's Favorites
August 22, 2012
Interiors by Sophia added this to sophiaro1's ideas
August 22, 2012
good celiling for Doc master suite
susanomedina added this to susanomedina's Ideas
August 22, 2012
Daniel Adams Construction added this to traciadams's ideas
August 22, 2012
future living room when I move to the mountains :)
Treescape Ventures, LLC added this to archostekton's ideas
August 22, 2012
non-traditional timber framing
bikernelson added this to bikernelson's ideas
August 22, 2012
Open area and useof windows.
Catherine Van_Zutphen added this to cool rooms
August 22, 2012
krissyb92603 added this to Living area ideas
August 21, 2012
Gorgeous wood detailing
niembro added this to Campo
August 21, 2012
Marshall Ingwerson added this to marshall_ingwerson's ideas
August 21, 2012
warmth and weight of ceiling contrast with glass and light
gigibaby added this to GigiBaby's #2
August 20, 2012
Massive room.
peggybeste added this to peggybeste's ideas
August 20, 2012
Wood hut
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