Chuckanut Residence

  • Location: Bellingham, WA
  • Client: Residential
  • Size: 2,500 SF

This 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath contemporary home is located off Chuckanut Drive with visible homes to the North, South, and East, but the West affords a distant view of Chuckanut Bay.   Curved glulam beams reminiscent of waves or ribs of a ship define the open volumes of the second floor. Stepping the roof planes in section breaks up the volumes and also provides clerestory windows on the East side to balance the abundance of natural light entering from the West. Rich walnut floors and douglas fir windows and trim add natural warmth to the contemporary spaces.   The driveway and main entry are at the lower level.  An open and light-filled stairway draws you up from the entry to the main living spaces above. This vertical circulation is at the core of the plan and maintains communication between the two levels. The exterior is predominantly clad in beveled cedar siding with cedar shingle accents giving it a very Northwest character.  

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