|Coates Design - Island Residence on Bainbridge Island, WA|
|Tuesday, 21 July 2009 07:35|
“Collaborative and Enlightening” describes the 3-year effort by Coates Design's Matthew and Ruth Coates in designing and building their first home. Located on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle Washington, the architect couple’s endeavor was a true team effort that included design, contracting, and labor toward the finished product. The couple’s sweat-equity is evident in the home’s site-milled siding, movable casework, and concrete countertops.
An honest expression of materials and structure defines the house both inside and out. Concrete-block bearing walls, exposed beams, roof decking, and a stained concrete floor are all revealed in the home’s open interior. Generous window openings, along with surfaces that extend outdoors, blend the inside with the outside and allow the occupants to feel that they are at home amid the surrounding ninety year-old cedars.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 06:06|