Cliff House, New Washington Residence, Residential Property USA, WA Architecture

Cliff House in Gig Harbor

Washington Residential Development – design by Scott Allen, Olson Sundberg Kunding Allen (OSKA) Architects

Apr 22, 2014

Cliff House, Gig Harbor

Design: Scott Allen, Olson Sundberg Kunding Allen (OSKA) Architects

Location: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA

New House in Seattle

Tucked against the wall of a natural cliff and right on the water’s edge in Gig Harbor, Washington, this project answered the unique challenges of its site. The footprint for the new structure replaces an old guest house and boathouse, and was limited in its size by an agreement through a regulatory process.

Cliff House

Photos: Tim Bies

The design solution makes the roof of the new structure an extension of the upland lawn, with a glass-enclosed elevator providing access to the two levels below. To the south, an outdoor living space is set between the house and a new boathouse. Stairs lead down to the water and are incorporated into a series of decks, terraces, and bridges that create spaces for living and entertaining. This area also features a wood-burning pizza oven and an outdoor fireplace.

Cliff House

Inside, the main level has the feel of a boat’s cabin, with warm Douglas fir ceilings, walls, and trim. Large oversized windows and doors invite the outside in, and allow for a completely free flow during the warm months. The exterior materials were selected for their abilities to withstand this marine environment, including copper, concrete, metal window cladding, and cedar. Sustainable techniques such as sunscreens, a green roof, and complete envelope integrity are featured.

Cliff House

Cliff House Washington – Building Information

Principal Designer: Scott Allen
Project executed during Scott’s tenure as a named Principal at Olson Sundberg Kunding Allen (OSKA) Architects.
Interior furnishings: OSKA

Photographs: Tim Bies

Cliff House images / information from Scott Allen Architecture

Location: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA


Washington Architecture

Seattle Architecture Designs – chronological list

Seattle Architecture News

New Seattle Real Estate

US Architecture Designs – chronological list

Washington Houses

Lobster Boat House
Design: chadbourne + doss architects
Lobster Boat House in Seattle
photo : Benjamin Benschneider
Lobster Boat House in Seattle

Mercer Island House, King County
COOP15, Architects
Mercer Island House

Cedar Park House, Seattle
Peter Cohan, Architect
Cedar Park House Seattle

Ellis Residence Yeomalt Bluff

House in the Trees Washington

American Homes

Washington Architecture

Seattle Architecture – Selection

Hillside Sanctuary, San Juan Islands, Washington
Architects: Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
San Juan Islands Building Washington
photograph : Kevin Scott
San Juan Islands Building

Comments / photos for the Cliff House in Washington page welcome

Website: visit Seattle, Washington