Main Street House – Seattle Residence

Main Street House, Seattle Residence, USA Architecture

Main Street House, Seattle

Washington Residential Development – design by SHED Architecture & Design

Mar 27, 2014

Leschi Residential Property

Design: SHED Architecture & Design

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

New Residence in Seattle

Located in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood the Main Street House takes its name from the unimproved right of way and pedestrian path that bounds its site to the north. The single family house was built for a husband and wife, both geologists, nearing retirement but actively working from home.

Main Street House 1

Photos: Mark Woods

The house is situated on a sloping site, 20’ from top to toe, that extends from the Main street pedestrian path and Leschi Park beyond to an alley below. The site affords partial views of Lake Washington, Leschi Park, and the surrounding terrain. Multifamily developments to the east and south conspire with the topography to create a fishbowl effect.

Main Street House 2

The primary aim of the clients was to develop spaces inside and out that engage the site and surroundings while retaining a sense of refuge. This was achieved through the arrangement of program and the composition of elements that work to focus views and extend enclosure beyond the building envelop.

Main Street House 3

Principal Sustainable Features:
Advanced framing
High-efficiency boiler with rooftop solar-thermal preheat
Heat recovery ventilation system
Rain water detention tank
Passive solar and ventilation
4-star Builtgreen certified

Main Street House 4

Main Street House – Building Information

Project Name: Main Street House
Project Location: Seattle, WA
Square Footage: 2,332

Contractor: David Gray Construction
Landscape Design: Urban Wilds
Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineers
Photography: Mark Woods

Main Street House images / information from SHED Architecture & Design


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