Whidbey Dogtrot

Whidbey Dogtrot

Architecte
Shed Architecture & Design
Lieu
Whidbey Island Drive, Everett, WA, USA | View Map
Année du projet
2020
Catégorie
Maisons privées
Rafael Soldi

Whidbey Dogtrot

Shed Architecture & Design en tant que Architectes.

Working in close collaboration with the homeowner, SHED Architecture & Design recently completed Whidbey Dogtrot: a compact house located on a Whidbey Island bluff with sweeping views of the Puget Sound. 

photo_credit Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi
photo_credit Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi

Set on a large east-west high bank lot, the home is thoughtfully designed to make the most of its square footage while creating privacy from neighbors and a busy rural road to the west. The result is a modest and functional dwelling strongly anchored to its site.

photo_credit Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi
photo_credit Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi

The design challenge was to create a compact home for economy of operation, ease of maintenance, and a space that maximized the natural beauty of the site. In addition, the home needed space for guests, visits from adult children, hobbies, music, and a home office. To accommodate the client’s goals, a dogtrot form was utilized —a sheltered breezeway separating 915-square-foot living quarters and the 281-square-foot flex space with a moment of respite from the sun and prevailing winds.

photo_credit Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi
photo_credit Rafael Soldi
Rafael Soldi

The living quarters incorporate a master suite, living, kitchen, and dining area — a singular, orderly form with a separated reading room bump-out on the side. The homeowner was instrumental in the selection of lighting and the interior finishes and fixtures, in particular the design of a concrete and steel fireplace and bench as well as the reading area’s steel shelving. Utilizing a limited material palette, the Whidbey Dogtrot is a house that seeks to amplify the experience of living on the site through an economy of means.

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Material Used:
1. Exterior Cladding: 1x6 TK Western Red Cedar, rough sawn, oriented vertically and horizontally,
2. Semi transparent black stain
3. Shed Roof: Standing seam metal roof, 1.5" SL Panel (Nail Strip) Smooth, Bryer Co. Metals w/ marine grade coating. Matte Black
4. Flooring: Concrete with hydronic radiant heat
5. Ceiling: 1x4 T&G Hemlock
6. Kitchen Cabinetry: Bleached Black Walnut with lacquer finish
7. Fireplace: Concrete and Steel 

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