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This project consists of a new two-story single family residence built over an existing foundation and is undertaken by the owners as a speculative venture.

 

The existing site is located on an upland waterfront lot near Genesee Park on Lake Washington Blvd S. with expansive views to the east, over the lake. The foundation of the existing one storey house is re-used in order to maintain and extend upon the non-conforming footprint and lot coverage.  The geometry of the front façade is dictated primarily by the view potential offered by the site and the massing is stepped back at the second level to maintain conformance with the current zoning setback requirements.

 

The primary interior spaces are designed to relate specifically to the water views to the east and to the more intimate and enclosed privacy of the backyard.  While sitting in the rear yard, one can experience the lake views through the glazed doors and glass along the east and west sides of living areas. The roof structure is constructed of exposed double 2x6 rafters with T&G decking above, and the exterior is cladded in pre-stained, tight-knot cedar siding.  The windows and doors are thermally broken aluminum, with a custom double hinged pivot wood doors located at the front entrance.  The floors are polished gypcrete over an in-floor radiant heat system and the built-in cabinetry is dark stained, rift oak.

Project name: Wong House

Project type: New house and Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit over Garage

Building Area: 6,000 sf (house); 2,000 sf (DADU/garage)

Consultants: SSF Structural Engineers, MxM Landscape Architecture, WR Consulting (Civil)

General Contractor: McKinstry, Stauffer, Yang General Contractors

Schedule: DADU to start construction in early 2024 followed by the main house

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