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House on Lake Whatcom

The 6,500-SF house sits atop a rock bluff peninsula overlooking a sandstone spit and Lake Whatcom. The client wanted a house suitable both for a family of five and for entertaining large groups of people. The house is broken into three distinct elements to reduce its impact on the peninsular site: main house, children’s wing and indoor/outdoor garage with a fireplace. Site elements include space for year-round outdoor entertainment, decks and patios that provide varied outlooks, access to the beach, a boathouse, and planting and landscaping to complement the lakefront location and woodland setting.

Additional architectural features include meandering stone embankments, brick fireplaces and concrete pods connecting the boathouse to the bluff. Wood shingles further reduce the scale of the house.



Posted by on January 11, 2012.


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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 →