Residential Architecture: Phinney House by Pb elemental architecture: “..The lot was very challenging just over 2000 sft with a access easement covering a portion of the southwest corner. This created a situation where the building footprint covered the majority of the yard, so it was essential to capture outdoor space on the structure. This led to the reverse floor plan (living on the third level), allowing the main spaces to easily access outdoor space, light and view. The homeowners created a welcoming contrast by their choices in furniture and wall coverings. To maintain a visual connection to the street we designed the stair to the main living level to be transparent so you can see and feel the activity. The upper level opens to a West facing deck and exterior stair leading to a view roofdeck which overlooks Ballard and the Puget Sound.. (Text provided by Pb elemental architecture)” Extensive glazing, natural light, views; interesting geometry, interior volume communication and details, roof terrace, cantilever, indoor/outdoor sensibility..
See our post on another home by Pb elemental architecture: Residential Architecture: Azaya House by Pb Elemental Architecture.
image: © Mel Curtis; article: Henry , Christopher . “Phinney / Pb elemental architecture” 20 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/168823>