The Port Ludlow House is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the beautiful Hood Canal.

The east-facing house is sited along a high bank, with a wonderful view of the water. The main living volume is completely glazed, with 12-ft. high glass walls facing the view and large, 8-ft.x8-ft. sliding glass doors that open to a slightly raised wood deck, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space. During the warm summer months, the living area feels like a large, open porch. Anchoring the north end of the living space is a two-story building volume containing several bedrooms and separate his/her office spaces.

The interior finishes are simple and elegant, with IPE wood flooring, zebrawood cabinet doors with mahogany end panels, quartz and limestone countertops, and Douglas Fir trim and doors. Exterior materials are completely maintenance-free: metal siding and aluminum windows and doors. The metal siding has an alternating pattern using two different siding profiles.

The house has a number of sustainable or “green” building features, including 2x8 wall construction (40% greater insulation value); generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and ventilation; large overhangs for sun and rain protection; metal siding (recycled steel) for maximum durability, and a heat pump mechanical system for maximum energy efficiency. Sustainable interior finish materials include wood cabinets, linoleum floors, low-VOC paints, and natural wool carpet.

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Modern home with Exterior, House, Shed RoofLine, Metal Roof Material, and Metal Siding Material. Exterior view of house on the east side, toward the Hood Canal Photo  of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

Exterior view of house on the east side, toward the Hood Canal

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, House, Shed RoofLine, and Metal Siding Material. South side of house, with 6-ft roof overhangs and large sliding glass panels Photo 2 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

South side of house, with 6-ft roof overhangs and large sliding glass panels

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, House, and Shed RoofLine. Exterior view of house on west side, showing entry walkway and front door Photo 3 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

Exterior view of house on west side, showing entry walkway and front door

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Chair, Coffee Tables, and Ceiling Lighting. Main living space, which feels like an open porch due to the large sliding glass panels Photo 4 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

Main living space, which feels like an open porch due to the large sliding glass panels

Modern home with Kitchen, Porcelain Tile Backsplashe, Pendant Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Refrigerator, Wood Cabinet, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Drop In Sink. Interior view of kitchen and dining spaces Photo 5 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

Interior view of kitchen and dining spaces

Modern home with Kitchen, Porcelain Tile Backsplashe, Refrigerator, Wood Cabinet, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Oven, Drop In Sink, Cooktops, Dark Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Engineered Quartz Counter. View of main kitchen, dining , and living spaces Photo 6 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

View of main kitchen, dining , and living spaces

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Cable Railing. Stair detail showing stainless cable railing Photo 7 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

Stair detail showing stainless cable railing

Modern home with Office, Carpet Floor, Chair, Study, and Desk. Second floor study, with sweeping view of the Hood Canal Photo 8 of Port Ludlow HouseView Photos

Second floor study, with sweeping view of the Hood Canal

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