Contemporary Living in a Country Setting
Location: Ferndale, WA
Square footage: 2,600 SQFT + 500 SQFT guest quarters
Sheltered from the street, this inviting home embraces the landscape it sits on. There’s evidence of thoughtful design throughout the house. With a shallow footprint, light-shelves, and high ceilings, natural light floods the house throughout the day. The chimney acts as a trombe wall, giving natural heat to the home. L-shaped, the public space is located towards the front of the house with the private space towards the back of the home. With plenty of large windows throughout the home, the inhabitants experience a constant connection to the outside throughout the day. Adjacent to the residence is a garage, which frames a cozy yard space for gathering.
The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on site is close to the house yet far enough to give privacy for both spaces. With it’s own mini-kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities the space is self-sufficient. Tall ceilings help add to the feeling of spaciousness in this compact 20’x20’ cube. Space is maximized with a loft above the bathroom. This little unit makes a great guest quarters, can be rented out separately, or can even be used to run an architecture office.
- 3 bedroom, 2 bath
- Detached 2-car garage
- Radiant floor heat
- Metal clad wood windows
- Rain water collection
Photos by Jim Smith