Port Townsend Residence

Port Townsend, WA United States


Project Description

2011 RADA

Custom / 3,000 Square Feet Or Less / Merit

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.”


Project Details

Port Townsend Residence
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Project Team:
    Peter Q. Bohlin, Principal In Charge.
  • Project Manager: David Guthrie 
  • General Contractor: Pete Crocker 
  • Landscape Architect: Randy Allworth 
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux 
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Project Size:
    2,805 sq ft

Specified Products

Bathroom Fittings: Ann Sacks, www.annsacks.com, Waterworks, www.waterworks.com; Bathroom Fixtures: Kallista, www.kallista.com, Kohler, www.kohler.com, TOTO USA, www.totousa.com, Zuma, www.zumacollection.com; Dishwasher: Bosch, www.bosch-home.com/us; Doors: Lindal Cedar Homes, www.lindal.com, Simpson Door, www.simpsondoor.com; Exterior Siding: Parklex, www.parklex.com; Garbage Disposer: InSinkErator, www.insinkerator.com; Hardware: Samuel Heath, www.samuel-heath.com, Sun Valley Bronze, www.sunvalleybronze.com; Kitchen Fittings: Rohl, www.rohlhome.com; Kitchen Fixtures: Kallista, www.kallista.com, Rohl, www.rohl.com; Lighting Fixtures: B-K Lighting, www.bklighting.com, Hevi Lite, www.hevilite.com, Juno Lighting Group, www.junolightinggroup.com; Oven and Range: GE, www.ge.com, Wolf, www.wolfappliance.com; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero, www.subzero.com; Roofing: Nu-Ray Metals, www.nuraymetals.com; Windows: Lindal Cedar Homes, www.lindal.com



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