Modern Steel House in Seattle

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June 15, 2013
Originally published in America the Beautiful
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Sound Design
On the sandy shores of Fauntleroy Cove in Seattle, renowned firm Olson Kundig Architects crafts a subtle home with striking steel accents.
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  A second-story Dutch door above the canopy ushers in sunlight and breezes. “Light is really important in the Pacific Northwest because it’s dark for most of the year,” says the resident. The cedar-clad facade is pierced with thoughtfully placed windows, which frame views and “actively engage the idiosyncratic nature of the place,” says architect Tom Kundig.

    A second-story Dutch door above the canopy ushers in sunlight and breezes. “Light is really important in the Pacific Northwest because it’s dark for most of the year,” says the resident. The cedar-clad facade is pierced with thoughtfully placed windows, which frame views and “actively engage the idiosyncratic nature of the place,” says architect Tom Kundig.

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  The steel canopy protects the residents from Seattle’s notoriously rainy weather as they walk from the entry gate to the front door.

    The steel canopy protects the residents from Seattle’s notoriously rainy weather as they walk from the entry gate to the front door.

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  The entry gate helps visually connect the garage to the main house. 

    The entry gate helps visually connect the garage to the main house. 

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  Steel allowed Kunding to be playful with the staircase’s form.

    Steel allowed Kunding to be playful with the staircase’s form.

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