Hansen Road

The Dorsey Residence was designed to maximize its footprint through the use of vertical space. From the outside, the home is an anonymous, austere, monumental concrete facade anchored deep into the hillside on a waterfront property. Much of the home is hidden behind the two-story concrete face. Upon entering, an entirely different experience is revealed on the inside: warm, light, and open.

The back facade of the home is comprised mostly of glazing, illuminating the interior with natural light and offering spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the water. The main living area opens out onto a large deck that cantilevers from the home’s structure, providing a seamless connection from inside to out.

The kitchen invites guests to sit at a beautifully crafted bar designed with caramelized bamboo, gloss laminate, and a three-way mitre corner. The refrigerator, wine cooler, and washer and dryer are visually hidden within the custom built cabinetry. The stairway is lit by a large skylight above, and is made of customized blackened steel and wood that was milled from a tree previously located on the property.

An 18-inch concrete wall forms two sides of the building’s exterior, providing a poignant counterpoint to the warm wooden and copper “box” form that rests at a slight angle. The exterior concrete wall and exposed concrete within the home reduce energy costs by serving as a thermal mass that naturally cools the home in the summer and holds warmth in the winter.
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“Cement and wood accents” — Jenna Reeves
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“cool shape” — sherwynmistry
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“exposed reinforced concrete on exterior.” — gammaray
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“walkway” — Rick Hendricks
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“Style!!” — Erin
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“Wow how awesome” — mjkjrobinson
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“Brutalist but I still kind of like this. A replica of Tadao Ando style but I like the way the stree” — moonlight design
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“narrow house northwest” — shickel
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“Low boy” — Chuck Gossel
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“Cement wall” — margaritagg
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“Staircase” — magh10
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“arrangement” — ferfer_nerd
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“simple stainless behind the cook top” — drsean
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“stainless steel backsplash and vent hood” — Kathy Behrens
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“Colours” — Holly Mosher
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“Dorsey Residence - photo by Art Grice” — akelley02
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“Wall niche bookcase with light” — kevstephb
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“Acceso apergolado casa” — sughey
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“2121” — ericka1414
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“View” — mrsjellybeans
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“vanity” — markrathbun
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“wood color of door” — redmondweasel
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“Bathroom” — nakhjiri
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“bed and storage on walls” — meretirement
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“Cor de parede e arandela” — Maici Silverio
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“Colors and painting” — bob_son
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“حمأم” — حوريه الملك
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“儿童游乐室与临时睡房结合, 通过可翻折隐藏式睡床。” — yaoruihua
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“Murphy bed? Basement?” — amedunn
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“Concrete wall” — paulhinaustin
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“Reading room” — nakhjiri
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“South wall in living room above stairway. bring rail around the west end.” — Kathy Behrens
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“Painting” — nakhjiri
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“stairs” — Jessica Strickland
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“Exterior style, interior wood, fireplace wall.” — kimback
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“window” — Candice Wilson
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“fireplace in built-in” — Tindall Architecture Workshop
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“clean lines. north wall in either bathroom counter and storage.” — Kathy Behrens
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“Cack wall concrete” — monalill
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“drawer materials” — lauraleary
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“Evitar manchas en muro” — Oscar A. Secas
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“Shuttering” — jyotimotha
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“Concrete wall” — sprevost
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“Painting” — nakhjiri
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“stringer tread railing connection” — ARCH
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“Closet corredizo” — Oscar A. Secas
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“Window up hi” — Jacquellyne Breckenridge Duncanson
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“The colors used” — bob_son
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“pull down bed basement..” — Kathy Behrens
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“Enough space to play” — dsherman450
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“Cama” — marcemunoz
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“Shutering” — jyotimotha
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“This railing is too busy. It needs to be simple.” — Evans Design
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“Stairway rail” — 98serra
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“The lineup” — bob_son
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“Design” — kelpmonkey
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“Exhayst” — cherylacrutcher
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“Me encanta la pared de concreto fundido con la marca de los pasadores de la formaleta” — Ana Julia Urieta
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