Dorsey Residence

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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“West Coast, Modern, Integrated with nature” — hayleykpeters
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“balcony” — milval
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“CONCRETE HOMES” — 26joewho6
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“Concrete wall” — Ing. Antonio Guerra
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“deck railing” — lisefinn
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“pleasing composition and complimentary colors” — Kathy Behrens
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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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“modern look windows” — chazbeth
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“Low boy” — Chuck Gossel
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“Viewpoint” — payaltalreja
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“Railing/ Stairs” — Fullwiler Construction, Inc.
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“שילוב עץ אלומיניום טבעי ובטון” — neta68
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“raked concrete” — Patz Sim
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“stainless steel backsplash and vent hood” — Kathy Behrens
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“build ins and bed platform” — Louise Conroy
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“Dorsey Residence - photo by Art Grice” — akelley02
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“Reveal @ drywall” — Princeton Design Collaborative
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“Entrance roofing” — kaymarie1
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“Could you imagine this as a safe house for homeless teens?” — Alex Gedstad
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“View” — mrsjellybeans
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“vanity” — markrathbun
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“Do you like the door and trim detail? or too sparse?” — Evans Design
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“window door finish” — markrathbun
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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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“Idea for the guest bedroom?” — casapacheco
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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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“Don't like” — Anne Reed Gallery
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“South wall in living room above stairway. bring rail around the west end.” — Kathy Behrens
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“Don't like” — Anne Reed Gallery
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“stairs” — Thomas & Milliken Millwork
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“Exterior style, interior wood, fireplace wall.” — kimback
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“window” — Candice Wilson
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“Chimenea” — cesarbuitrago
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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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“Love the finishes in this kitchen” — kelleyclarke
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“Drawers” — kmichaelk
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“Despensa” — Oscar A. Secas
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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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“Petit comptoir” — stau
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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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