This spec home is located in the Lake Whatcom watershed which both affected the footprint of the building and the orientation on the site.
Building strategies were aimed towards net-zero and worked to achieve LEED certification. With a steel floating staircase at the center of the house and views directed to the southeast, the home has a nice open feel to it.
Nestled into the hillside, the garage is tucked into the ground floor. The main entry is accessed above, from the street level, under a cantilevered green roof. The entrance opens onto the main living space. With large windows directed towards the expansive views and high ceilings, the space feels much larger than it is. The sleek looking kitchen is complete with all of the modern amenities and opens onto the living space that is complete with a fireplace. Upstairs, three bedrooms with vaulted ceilings finish out the home.
Features: 3 bedrooms + office • 2 car garage • 3 stories • Natural materials • 3,110 sq. ft.