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A high roof slopes down from each end to a trough that sends rainwater to a metal cistern. A flat lower roof is planted with native grasses.

Port Townsend Residence, Port Townsend, Wash.

Port Townsend Residence, Port Townsend, Wash.

  • Bedroom window bays are canted toward Olympic Mountain views.

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    Bedroom window bays are canted toward Olympic Mountain views.

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    Bedroom window bays are canted toward Olympic Mountain views.

  • Cedar louvers outside the living room filter the high southern sunlight.

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    Cedar louvers outside the living room filter the high southern sunlight.

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    Cedar louvers outside the living room filter the high southern sunlight.

  • The roof over the living room slopes up to welcome natural daylight. The higher volume is clad in black-stained cedar. A lower volume wrapped in reclaimed barnwood and weathering steel houses the kitchen and sunroom.

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    The roof over the living room slopes up to welcome natural daylight. The higher volume is clad in black-stained cedar. A lower volume wrapped in reclaimed barnwood and weathering steel houses the kitchen and sunroom.

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    Nic Lehoux

    The roof over the living room slopes up to welcome natural daylight. The higher volume is clad in black-stained cedar. A lower volume wrapped in reclaimed barnwood and weathering steel houses the kitchen and sunroom.

  • The entry path steps up and turns onto a breezeway deck, revealing views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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    The entry path steps up and turns onto a breezeway deck, revealing views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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    The entry path steps up and turns onto a breezeway deck, revealing views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

  • A series of wood screens guide visitors to the main entry.

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    A series of wood screens guide visitors to the main entry.

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    A series of wood screens guide visitors to the main entry.

  • A series of wood columns extends the length of the slender building, supporting laminated wood beams and rafters.

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    A series of wood columns extends the length of the slender building, supporting laminated wood beams and rafters.

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    A series of wood columns extends the length of the slender building, supporting laminated wood beams and rafters.

  • A high roof slopes down from each end to a trough that sends rainwater to a metal cistern. A flat lower roof is planted with native grasses.

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    A high roof slopes down from each end to a trough that sends rainwater to a metal cistern. A flat lower roof is planted with native grasses.

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    Nic Lehoux

    A high roof slopes down from each end to a trough that sends rainwater to a metal cistern. A flat lower roof is planted with native grasses.

  • A roof over the carport and corridor is planted with native grasses, reducing runoff and heat gain. All rainwater is either captured for irrigation use or dispersed on-site.

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    A roof over the carport and corridor is planted with native grasses, reducing runoff and heat gain. All rainwater is either captured for irrigation use or dispersed on-site.

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    Nic Lehoux

    A roof over the carport and corridor is planted with native grasses, reducing runoff and heat gain. All rainwater is either captured for irrigation use or dispersed on-site.

  • A stair assembly of solid cherry slats and thick fir treads leads to an office loft, which creates an intimate dining space below.

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    A stair assembly of solid cherry slats and thick fir treads leads to an office loft, which creates an intimate dining space below.

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    Nic Lehoux

    A stair assembly of solid cherry slats and thick fir treads leads to an office loft, which creates an intimate dining space below.

bohlin cywinski jackson
seattle

This house, on a bluff at the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, is about the landscape: hiding it, revealing it, and fitting it in. The judges praised the “great entry sequence,” which allows a glimpse of the house from across a long meadow, before winding through dense forest to the parking court, and entering through a series of wood screens. Rustic and refined materials—reclaimed barn wood, black-stained cedar, and weathering steel—express each environmentally attuned volume and reduce the building’s scale.

Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, likens the design to “agrarian buildings, which affect how we relate to the natural world.”


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