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Queen Anne Residence

Contemporary Exterior, Seattle

Custom Contemporary Home in a Northwest Modern Style utilizing warm natural materials such as cedar rainscreen siding, douglas fir beams, ceilings and cabinetry to soften the hard edges and clean lines generated with durable materials such as quartz counters, porcelain tile floors, custom steel railings and cast-in-place concrete hardscapes. Photographs by Miguel Edwards
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Ania Szulc wrote:November 15, 2012
  • Tom Pinneo
    8 years ago
    Very nice. How did you manage to justify window sills and heads with the siding and can you say a bit more about the rainscreen assembly? What's your drainage plane etc. Beautiful work.
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    Lee Edwards - residential design
    8 years ago
    The drainage plain on the rainscreen siding assembly is behind the siding boards and the vertical 1x furring members. A special type of house wrap (Vaproshield) is used along with the appropriate peel and stick and window flashing products to ensure no water intrusion. The rainscreen assembly can be open or closed (the project shown above is open) and allows for free flowing air to keep any water/moisture from being trapped, thus extending the life of the siding as well as wall assemblies. The combination of the extruded windows and the rainscreen siding eliminates the functional need for exterior window trim and the aesthetics of the simple punched openings are preferred for a modern design like this one. Thank you for your question and compliments! Much appreciated.
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