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Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 January, 2012
Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects
Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects

Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Architects

    Rick Mohler, Rick Ghillino, Rik Adams, Brian Baker
  • Structural

    Swenson Say Faget
  • Landscape

    Linda Attaway (LALA)
  • Contractor

    EH Construction
  • Project Year

    2007

From the architect. The 3300 SF residence occupies an irregularly shaped, sloping urban lot overlooking Lake Washington with diagonal views of the Cascade Mountain Range to the Northeast and Southeast.

The program includes an open living/dining/kitchen space, master bedroom and study, children’s bedrooms and bath and garage and pantry space. The client also requested a semi-detached guest quarters and a covered, outdoor living space that would not block natural light to the main floor of the house.

The house responds to its site through a play of solid and open corners and a transformation of scale from the street to the rear yard. It is comprised of three parts - a cast-in-place concrete garage, the three-story block of the main house and the single-story, semi-detached guest quarters.

The garage anchors the house to the northwest corner of the site while the semi-detached guest quarters is perched above, cantilevering out to create a covered walk to the entry. The main block occupies the opposing corner of the site. Its southeast corner has been entirely removed and replaced with a thirty-foot tall tube steel bracket that supports the sheltering roof above. A steel and wood framed deck is literally suspended from the bracket by a 1” diameter steel rod. The main and upper levels open to the resulting two-story space with 14 foot wide lift & glide glass doors allowing the house to spatially expand and contract in response to the seasons.

site plan
site plan

The southwest corner of the lot forms a garden adjacent to the entry walk. The corner of the house facing this garden is also glazed and contains an open riser steel stair that ‘floats’ within it, providing the sense of passing through the garden as one ascends and descends. The entry garden and modest scale of the garage and quest quarters are an appropriate response to the scale of the street and in dramatic contrast to the spaces beyond where one lives “in the trees”.

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Omer · February 03, 2012

the material on the facade...i don't like it there.

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Dana Creasey · January 15, 2012

Excellent! Proportions, Symmetry, Material contrast.....Well Done

Robert Lysik · January 15, 2012

Absolutely perfect. Love the complementary use of steel and wood for the exterior. The sliding panels remind me of the work of the Tezuka's.

David Ruud · January 15, 2012

Beautiful design, materials. It has everything it should have without a trace of excess. It's the "total package"! I love it!

John-David Carling · January 15, 2012

Man, I am loving this house!

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