The trend on house design has shifted from a usual comfortable living space to a monumental architectural design. When you are looking for contemporary wooden architecture, The Port Townsend Residence that was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, may be the proper example for it. Nestled on a bluff at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca building, this house design seems to be a prime for anyone searching for a grace in their life.
The form of this house is driven by the owner’s desire for a connection to the outdoors and a response to the unique landscape. The result is a contemporary wooden house with large glass window to maximize the beautiful of Olympic Mountains. The primary spaces of the home are to the west of the columns, oriented to take advantage of the expansive views. The living room design is so interesting. The high roof over the living room slopes upward to take advantage of natural daylight and the large glass window to the ceiling give the bold contemporary statement. Not only has beautiful architecture, this house also has responsible “green” building. Sustainability was an integral part through rainwater harvesting, the various materials, natural ventilation, and sun shading. Louvers provide solar shading at the high south windows and a long canopy provides a deep overhang at lower windows. This beautiful house is a home that designed to enjoy life in monumental architectural design. Hope you’ll enjoy it and get inspiration.