Krannitz Gehl Architects
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Outdoor Room contemporary-patio

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Ian Veach wrote:
shear and seal factors? - Beautiful design and beautiful house, thanks for sharing! Q1: Were there any shear factors to mitigate? Covered by the exposed beam? Or is there a steel frame under the horizontal above the doors (and cantilevered?)? Q2: how complicated are the door seals. There's lots of ceiling coverage, but what about where the doors meet at the corner? Some great ideas in a beautiful plan, thanks!
   Comment   July 16, 2014
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Mary Harvey
We love this house but are concerned about the maintenance of the wood on the outside.
August 26, 2014 at 9:02PM   
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Barry Gehl
The wood in the soffits is pretty well protected and shouldn't need touch up for ten years or so. The wood windows and doors will require a new coat of sealer every three to five years, depending on orientation (this house faces north, so UV damage isn't as severe as a south facing home). I was just there, and the windows/doors still looks good after 3+ years.. If this is too much maintenance, then you should consider a clad window product.
August 27, 2014 at 7:25AM   
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nathaliemueller wrote:
Amazing home - Where is this house and is it for sale?
   Comment   March 22, 2014
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Barry Gehl
thanks!! The house is located on Marrowstone Island, just outside of Port Townsend, WA. The owners are very happy there, and have no intention of selling.
March 23, 2014 at 4:26PM   
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Billy Clark wrote:
Door - Where can I find this door?
   Comment   May 14, 2013
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Barry Gehl
These were custom built, though Loewen has some similar.
May 14, 2013 at 1:07PM     
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jonebgood wrote:
who was the Architect this home is stunning! - who was the Architect this home is stunning!
   Comment   May 13, 2013
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Barry Gehl
Krannitz Gehl Architects. Thanks for the compliment. You can see more of our work at
May 13, 2013 at 12:59PM   
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Mr. Gehl, the house is out of this world. Do you have pics of the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen? Can the plans be purchased?
May 15, 2013 at 5:08PM   
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nina Ricks wrote:
what kind of wood did you use on soffits? - We are building a modern mountain home. Our architect wants to use Douglas Fir for the exterior soffits. I think that wood has to much grain and won't look good. We picked cedar for the exterior for the house. Which is the best pick for the soffits? Help????
   Comment   May 4, 2013
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Barry, what type of stain / finish is on the soffit? Beautiful work!
November 17, 2013 at 9:30PM   
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nina Ricks
Thank you
November 17, 2013 at 10:09PM   
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louisa22 wrote:
What greyish paint color was used for the beams?
   Comment   September 4, 2014

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Open up a corner. Take indoor-outdoor living to the next level by bringing a wall of glass doors right around a corner. When the doors are all open, the boundary between interior and exterior is blurred in a wonderfully mellow way.

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