Based in Seattle, Washington, Stillwater Dwellings was founded in 2008 by architect Matthew Stannard, who felt that luxury, modern homes could—and should—be more sustainable and accessible to homeowners. With this premise in mind, Stannard developed a firm committed to sustainable building with efficient prefab systems, universal design, and innovative technologies—without forgoing high-quality, beautiful materials and designs.
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Known for their fine detailing, premium materials, and modern aesthetic, Stillwater’s homes typically feature floating steel entry canopies, butterfly roofs, and strong indoor/outdoor connections. Homes also usually include floor-to-ceiling windows, tasteful interiors, and carefully considered site integration for the local micro- and macro-climate. Each of their homes also has an integrated solar energy management solution.
Stillwater Dwellings typically starts a project with one of their more than 25 basic designs, which is then adapted and customized for the client. In their prefab panelized system, wall sections are pre-assembled, framing components are pre-cut, and hardware and other fixtures are fabricated in their facilities and then shipped to the site for final assembly. This process minimizes construction waste, and it ensures that there are few surprises during the building phase.
Most recently, Stillwater Dwellings has been involved in helping communities in California that suffered from significant wildfire damage by offering fast-track construction solutions. Stillwater’s homes for these areas incorporate fire defense planning and thoughtful but simple design techniques that increase the chances of a home surviving a future wildfire.
Read on for a look at some of Stillwater Dwellings' recently completed projects, along with a few that are still in progress.