Traditional Japanese Architecture
Location: Whatcom County, Washington
Square footage: 1,300 sf
This custom residence is traditional Japanese in both layout and construction. Wood columns were scribed onto rocks to form the foundation. Underneath the house is a sauna as well as a cellar for food storage. A combination of stucco and cedar clad the exterior. Future plans include building a main house and tea house, which will form a courtyard with the guest house. With vaulted ceilings, skylights, lots of windows, and an open floor plan, the space feels much larger than it is and allows for a constant visual connection to the outside surroundings. The living space is surrounded by a wrap around covered porch.
- Open studio layout
- 2-car garage
- Wrap-around covered porch