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Anacortes Town House

Taking into account the small lot size and absence of any prominent views, the project was designed in three parts: house, garage and shop. All three buildings open directly onto the courtyard they help form. The hallmark of the rectangular design is an oval core of rooms running through the mid-section of the house beneath a 22-foot-long skylight. The kitchen, two bathrooms and a small laundry are contained inside the oval, while rooms requiring natural light, ventilation and views line the perimeter.

Large wood and glass doors along the living and dining rooms can be fully opened, providing indoor/outdoor space in good weather. In cooler seasons, southern exposure provides passive-solar heat that is absorbed into the insulated concrete floor.



Posted by on December 19, 2011.


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Education and Licenses: Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction, Washington State University, 1968 State of Washington, License to Practice Architecture, 1975 Past Experience: 2012 – Present STUDIOEDISON 2005 – 2011 HKP Architects; Partner 1978 – 2005 The Henry Klein Partnership, Architects; Partner 1972 – 1978 Henry Klein and Associates 1971 – 1972 Mel Streeter and Associates, […]more →