Especially Design For a Retired Couple: Olympic View House
Olympic View House is a contemporary 2,700 square-foot, two-story home designed by BC&J Architecture and located in Bainbridge Island, Washington State. Especially designed for a retired couple with academic careers, the residence features spacious and welcoming interiors, perfectly suited for relaxation. Here is more information on its structure from the architects: “A thoughtful use of both exotic materials such as Ipe and clear hemlock as cladding and ceilings respectively and more cost effective choices such as Hardi Artisan and Hardi Panel bring together a blended palette. This articulation of this material palette simultaneously proves to be both warm and substantially grounded. The strength of the center core of the building is emphasized by a framework of battered bases on each corner. The tops of the bases are held short of the roof plane by two feet allowing the roof to appear to float above the body of the house. The roof then acts as more of a canopy allowing light to penetrate the building at all times during the day and be a lantern for the street-scape at night“. Find its design original?