Finding space on a lush green lot in Puget Sound that is filled with mature Douglas fir and cedar trees the is truly special both in terms of its design and eco-friendly intent. The cabin was crafted by zeroplus to ensure that its structure is as non-invasive as possible and even the existing root system under the house is left undisturbed after construction.
‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
After years of pondering over the best way in which they can design their own home Jacobs-Yaniv Architects settled on an inviting open and elegant design that showcases the beauty of traditional building techniques of the region.
Space seems to be hardly an issue at this warehouse conversion as the open living area on the lower level leads to an equally large kitchen and dining zone. Wood brings warmth to this setting even as a smart stairway leads to the top level with its own sitting / family area bedrooms and bathrooms. But it is the terrace that truly steals the spotlight at this Aussie house as its lush green setting beautiful lighting and alfresco dining encourage homeowners to spend more time outside than indoors.
Despite its seemingly daring form the innovative extension feels perfectly at home in the more traditional backdrop with aging metallic finishes and unassuming décor completing the open interior. A neutral backdrop in pristine white pastel hues that usher in an air of femininity and bright warm metallics which dazzle at every turn – is a residence that definitely moves away from the stereotypical townhouse!