FINNE Architects
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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.

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The hybrid wood-steel structure extends to the X-shaped columns, here seen next to wood cabinets whose shelves actually step back with the angles.

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cblakespear added this to cblakespear's ideas
December 29, 2013
Wood shelves that step back with the angel. Importance of fine carpentry.
Trent Balzer added this to trent_balzer's ideas
December 29, 2013
The hybrid wood-steel structure extends to the X-shaped columns, here seen next to wood cabinets whose shelves actually step back with the angles.
Realtor added this to vall2's Ideas
October 26, 2012
amishgeisha added this to Kitchen
October 4, 2012
open shelves
tanys added this to tanys's ideas
October 3, 2012
alexillo added this to alexillo's Ideas
September 25, 2012
Detalles madera
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September 13, 2012
gatuku added this to gatuku's ideas
August 26, 2012
Inovative storage space
mikerh added this to mikerh's Favorites
August 26, 2012
The dark horizontal detail in the beams
leslie added this to MJ
August 23, 2012
Kindred Kitchens and Baths added this to kindredconst's ideas
August 23, 2012
open shelves
Francesca added this to If.....
August 22, 2012
This almost looks sensual....
mackmagee added this to Wood Ideas
August 22, 2012
X columns Cascading shelves
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August 22, 2012
Shelving step back from the beam
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August 20, 2012
Unique idea.
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August 20, 2012
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