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August 7, 2017 4:17 pm

Recently completed Freeland Residence

We recently visited one of our newly completed projects on Whidbey Island: the Freeland Residence. This home is designed to highlight sweeping landscape views and maximize natural light, while providing protection from the rain and harsher summer sun. The house features lots of living space both inside and out; large windows and expansive sliding doors blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Look here to check out our previous post on the Freeland Residence during its construction.

 

The welcoming front entry with an expansive, protecting shed roof.

At one end of the great room is the warm and classy kitchen. The immediately adjacent dining area features a custom fir bookmatched (in which the wood grain of the two halves mirror each other) dining table.

The dining area opens to the outdoor patio via a set of large sliding doors and faces Holmes Harbor.

Located at the other end of the great room, the living area has a concrete tiled gas fireplace with a built-in bench, expansive windows, and lots of natural light.

The master bathroom also enjoys the sweeping view.

The southwest-facing house is laid out in line with the coastal view, with the great room located at its center. The master suite, featuring a private deck and outdoor shower, is located at the southern end.

Located off the great room, a concrete patio with matching concrete bench provides plenty of room for entertaining.

The green siding, dark trim and natural wood elements help the house blend in well with the surrounding landscape. Solar panels on the garage roof are optimally oriented for power generation.

Afternoon sun streaming through the windows makes the interior a warm and inviting space to relax.

October 12, 2016 4:28 pm

Passive/Active Solar Home Nears Completion on Whidbey Island

With the weather report warning of incoming rainstorms, we took advantage of the beautiful fall day to visit one of our designs under construction on Whidbey Island. It is getting close to completion, and the owners should be moving in some time in the next month.

All the main rooms face to the southwest

All the main rooms face the southwest.

The main entry of the ouse is from the Northeast, well protected from the prevailing winds.

The main entry of the house is on the northeast, well protected from prevailing winds.

The house is oriented to the west southwest for passive solar, and the garage roof is due south for the photovoltaics.

The house is oriented to the west-southwest for passive solar, and the garage roof angles due south for the photovoltaics.

The master bathroom has a large tub and exterior access to a private deck and outdoor shower.

The master bathroom has a large tub and exterior access to a private deck and outdoor shower.

The kitchen has maple cabinets and is open to the main room.

The kitchen has maple cabinets and is open to the main room.

Larry relaxing on the patio.

Larry relaxing on the patio.

With stunning views, a large overhang and a built in bench the patio will see lots of use.

The patio enjoys a large overhang, built-in poured concrete bench, and stunning views of the Olympic Mountains.

September 21, 2016 4:04 pm

Progress on Freeland Residence

This new home is progressing. With the exterior work finishing up, the interior finishes are in full swing.

The large overhangs protect the home from heat gain on our long summer days.

The large overhangs protect the home from heat gain on our long summer days.

The gas fireplace works even when the power goes out and is capable of heating most of the house.

The gas fireplace works even when the power goes out and is capable of heating most of the house.

The front door is recessed for protection and accented with a shed roof.

The front door is recessed for protection and accented with a shed roof.

The Mahogany ceiling and wall create a warm welcoming feeling.

The Mahogany ceiling and wall create a warm welcoming feeling.

July 25, 2016 1:56 pm

Progress on Whidbey

One of our  clients is busy building this summer and looking forward to moving in this fall.

The extended overhang facing southwest limits summer sun heat gain while allowing the winter sun deep into the house.

The extended overhang facing southwest limits summer sun heat gain while allowing the winter sun deep into the house.

The master suite has a private covered patio facing the view and the sunset.

The master suite has a private covered patio facing the view and the sunset.

The parking pad in front of the garage has just been poured.

The parking pad in front of the garage has just been poured.

September 27, 2012 3:27 pm

Progress on the Vashon Solstice House

We visited a house designed for solar gain in the winter and shade in the summer based on the sun angles at the winter and summer solstices. It is made of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) which were lifted into place last week. The contractor said he can already tell that the light is coming further and further into the house as we get into the fall season.

February 8, 2012 4:30 pm

A 3-D model for a new house is complete.

We have been working on the design for a new house optimized for passive solar energy. With the right energy efficient windows, this house will be heated by the sun and a masonry wood heater. It will be built of Structural Insulated Panels and have a heat recovery ventilation unit to allow for fresh air. Our hope is that with tight detailing and careful construction the house will perform the way our energy modeling indicated it would. The house is designed for a family of four to live on a site on Vashon Island. Our clients desired an energy efficient modern house with a Japanese features, including a soaking tub and Japanese shower in the master bath, and a traditional Japanese entry sequence. We are pleased with the design of this house, and feel that our clients will be very comfortable there when construction is complete. Click on this link to download a movie of the project: Solstice House movie

 

November 7, 2011 4:00 pm

New garages with additional living space above.

Many older homes weren’t built with matching garages. Often, our clients desire a new garage to match their remodeled home, and they use the space above for additional living space: a guest suite, a gym, or a recreational use.

We have done two recent projects where the new garages house more than just cars.

The garage at Horsehead Bay matches the remodeled house and provides guest quarters above.

The guest suite above the garage is accessed from the patio.

A clever hide-a-way tucks under the eaves, creating a more flexible space.

The Ambleside garage links to the remodeled house via a new timberframe trellis.

 

The garage was built with structural insulated panels for ease of framing and energy efficiency.

The space above the garage is used for a private gym, and is plumbed for a bathroom for future guest quarters.

 

 

September 27, 2010 3:45 pm

AIA FutureShack People’s Choice

We have added a portfolio page for the Fauntleroy Residence, a project under construction now, and the winner of the the AIA FutureShack People’s Choice!

Click on the photo to link to the portfolio page and a description of the project.

June 18, 2010 2:16 pm

AIA Future Shack entry

Fauntleroy Residence

Single-Family Residence with attached Accessory Dwelling Unit

Seattle, Washington

7,200 square-foot lot, 2,530 total square feet of living space

Changing Communities. The accessory dwelling unit on the main floor allows independent living for persons with physical disabilities, and the elevator access for the two-story home above make it possible for this family to age in place.

Changing Technologies. The home utilizes advanced building techniques and sustainable building products. The foundations are insulated concrete forms reducing waste and minimizing the amount of concrete, walls and roofs are structural insulated panels minimizing use of lumber and maximizing insulation values, the windows are low-E coated and triple glazed minimizing heat loss and solar gain, creating an energy efficient envelope. Appliances are energy star rated, plumbing fixtures are low flow, and finishes have low amounts of volatile organic compounds.

Changing Economics. Small footprint, small envelope, small cost — far a modest initial budget and flexible bank financing among the family. Elements noted above work together to reduce energy use and minimize the carbon footprint while keeping operating costs low. Storm water from the butterfly roof is captured in a cistern and used for site irrigation (with plans for interior gray water use when allowed by code). Additionally there is a vertical utility chase for future solar hot water and photo-voltaic panels on the rooftop.

Steve Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect for the Fauntleroy Residence, has been with The Johnson Partnership for 9 years! His creativity and detailed knowledge of new technologies and codes contribute daily to our office and made this project possible.

June 22, 2009 1:08 pm

Construction progress at Horse Head Bay

Good progress is being made on the final phase of a waterfront residence and garage on Horse Head Bay.