Cedar Park House

Architect: PETER COHAN / HUTCHISON AND MAUL
Designer: STRETCH DESIGN
Photos: LARA SWIMMER

For this modern house situated above Lake Washington, the Schultz Miller team worked with architects Peter Cohan and Tom Maul to construct a building that is grounded to its site. Along with local materials such as cedar and fir, the house features a prominent shed roof that juts toward the lake and a sequence of short interior staircases following the contours of the land.

A 98-ft.-long wall of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors further blurs the distinction between the generous patio and the main living spaces. With the glass doors slid wide open, the full-time house fosters indoor-outdoor living that makes it feel like a vacation home.

The 3-star BuiltGreen-rated home includes radiant-heated floors, a heat recovery ventilation system, and a rainwater harvesting system. Rainwater landing on the expansive roof flows toward a scupper and down a rain chain into three sculptural concrete cisterns.

Many elements are fastened with concealed fasteners, which makes details appear simple and clean, though the implementation is actually very complicated.

 

 

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