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Shaw Island House

In the manner of the traditional longhouses of the North Coast Indians, the gable and main axis of the Neck Point House point toward the water. To accentuate this orientation, the entry sequence is centered on the main axis and progresses though a hallway/gallery to the main living space, which is anchored by a central fireplace. The main living spaces are positioned to take full advantage of the peninsula views. With exposed framing and detailing, the house was designed to be a fitting home to its owner’s eclectic collection of Asian and North Coast Indian Art and Craftsman-style furniture.

The scale of the house was kept to a minimum by creating a series of gabled roof planes. Staining the main body of the house a dark color helps to further reduce the scale and blends the house into its forested surroundings. The underside of the eaves and structure are left in a natural tone. Sun shading and ample overhangs help reduce heat and glare and protect the house from the weather.


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 →