Lee Edwards - residential design

(206) 349-0146
LeeEdwards.com

Services Provided
property research, feasibility studies, schematic design, building permit drawings, construction drawings, project management, construction administration, 3D modeling, 3D rendering, 3D walk-thrus, interiors, finish selections, exterior design, hardscape design, landscape design

Areas Served
The Great Northwest - Washington State, Oregon, Seattle, Portland, Bellevue, Kirkland, Medina, Yarrow Point, Burien, San Juan Islands, Camano Island, Lummi Island, Olympic Peninsula, Bellingham, British Columbia, Vancouver

Business Description
A modern home designer creating thoughtful, client-driven custom homes that are site specific and responsive to their environment. Focusing on modern, sustainable home designs for new construction and contemporary remodels / additions, all projects employ sustainable design features (durable materials, passive solar, passive cooling, healthy indoor air quality, rain water collection, 5-star builtgreen) and are energy efficient (air-tight, radiant heat, photovoltaics, energy star) without sacrificing beauty. Lee is an artist who guides his clients through the creative process of design and a builder experienced in the pragmatic rigors of construction.

Certification and Awards
Passive House Northwest member
Best of Houzz 2013
5-star Builtgreen Designer & Builder
Northwest Energy Star Projects
Location:
Seattle, WA US 
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1035 NE 71st Street,
Seattle, Washington,
United States, 98115 
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I apologize for the delayed reply, this question somehow got lost in the shuffle. If you're still out there and wondering....This is a steel offset pivot door that we designed and had fabricated by Portella. We were able to match the panel and glazing detail with the adjacent rain-screen cedar siding reveals. Not the easiest thing to achieve when shop drawings for the door were due weeks before the first siding board even went up....The 3D modeling and rendering come in hand for this (see attached images that were created prior to construction).
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Thanks for your question and feedback! We used a satin laquer/conversion varnish on the fir cabinets above. It offered a nice matte finish that was still protective. The fir veneer was on the lighter blond side and my clients wanted to preserve that as much as possible (knowing that the fir WILL darken over time when exposed to UV). Honestly, I think that darkening becomes a color that is rich and warm and beautiful as well. I used reclaimed fir cabinets in my own home and I used Osmo Polyx Oil (clear, not tinted) on them. The reclaimed, old-growth fir tends to go to a darker orange when it is exposed to UV, while younger (new-growth), more open-grained fir stays a bit blonder.
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Sorry, I don't have that information. The owner sourced the bed.
March 18, 2014 at 11:22am   
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This is 1x4 T&G cedar that is installed with 3/8" gaps to match the adjacent (exterior) rainscreen siding.
March 18, 2014 at 11:02am   
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This interior guardrail is bare steel with a bit of wax applied.
March 18, 2014 at 11:00am   
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Are the doors just a natural clear coated Doug fir? What did you specify for the other interior doors? i see a single panel style door for the closet. I live in Portland and want to use "local" wood. Replacing hollow core doors with something thicker. So what are the thicknesses of the door and are the interior door panels composite with doug fir veneer or solid? Cheers! Looks great!
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yes, all doors are douglas fir with a clear varnish finish. The interior doors were single panel, solid fir with 1.5" thick frames but you can go with 1.75" if you want a heavier feel (softwood panel doors are pretty light weight). The exterior door in this picture is 1.75" thick. Thanks for your questions and compliments!
March 18, 2014 at 10:58am     
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Is that sketchup or Revit rendering?
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It's actually Bentley Architecture. I've customized the software to work well for my single family residential projects.
March 18, 2014 at 10:50am     
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Review by Aaron Janus at RE/MAX Integrity:

Lee Edwards is an innovative designer, a trustworthy associate, and consummate professional. Referring my own clients to him is a no-brainer, as there is never...
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As a structural engineer I have collaborated with Lee on several projects, and have always been impressed with the experience. Lee's designs are thoughtful and...
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Lee provided us with a design for our new home. My husband and I had some very specific requirements about layout, orientation and overall aesthetic and Lee wa...
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