From Dean Dowd on September 16, 2010 in General Remodel
If you’re lucky enough to live among breathtaking scenery, you know how much the surroundings contribute to the beauty of a home.
The Davis residence by Miller Hull in Bellingham, Washington sits immersed in the most beautiful landscape in the country, yet it can stand alone in its contemporary design and beauty. Largely because the design itself orients panoramic views of the San Juan Islands from all sides, this house (and guesthouse) is deliberately created to merge with the beauty around it.
Even the walls themselves showcase the scenery, and open up to let the outside in (made possible by Washington’s temperate climate). When the bones of a dwelling are this good, not much is needed in terms of decoration and detailing. This simple sitting area certainly lacks nothing.
At only 1,400 total square feet, the windows and monochromatic light wood finish keeps the space open and light.
The sloping roof sheltering the kitchen, entry and studio merges with a vertical tower containing the master bedroom and living room above. Innovative design without sticking out like a sore thumb in nature. No, with 2009 National AIA Housing Awards and Residential Architect Magazine Awards to prove it, this place is amazing.