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Chuckanut Ridge, Bow

Prentiss architects

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Location

Bow,

WA

Consultants

  • General Contractor: Bill Miers
  • Diane Padys
  • Benjamin

Project Status

Built

Type

Other

Scope

Interiors

Room or Space

Architectural Detail

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Project Description

2012 RADA
Architectural Detail / Merit

The long wall of sliding doors that lends versatility to this house’s linear floor plan also holds a delightful surprise: a glossy red stair-cum-storage cabinet that gives the understated interior an emphatic punctuation mark. Reflecting the owners’ Japanese and Chinese backgrounds, the assembly takes its form from the traditional tansu step chest. Enfolded within doors that symbolize the panels of a kimono, its lacquer finish is a color considered auspicious in Chinese culture, explains architect Geoffrey T. Prentiss. The jury deemed the result “an accessible detail—not too fussy, but practical and clever.”
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