Mt. Baker Residence in Washington by pb Elemental Architecture

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Mt. Baker Residence in Washington by pb Elemental Architecture

I thought this was pretty nice-looking, but then I saw the outside!!! YUM.

The Mt. Baker Residence by pb Elemental Architecture is perched on a steep slope high above street level. Massive facade windows and a 400 sqft roof top deck capture sweeping views of the Rainier Valley to Downtown Seattle. Column-like windows on side elevations of the home provide vertically-strong views, placed to respect the privacy of the adjacent neighbors. The 2,470 sqft home includes four bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a large open living floor. On the top level, 12′ tall ceilings and walls of glass allow large amounts of natural light to create one grand space for kitchen, dining, and living.

Additionally, the home includes a separate, one bedroom apartment unit (635 sqft) on the lower level, complete with a wrap-around patio. The structure was conceived as the juxtaposition of three pure volumes, each containing a unique programmatic element. Each element is emphasized by material cladding; cedar panel, cement board, concrete, and marine plywood.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.