Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

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D AB the premium southern view and opens to a large sun deck with a series of budget-minding French doors. "Once those French doors open up, it basically doubles the living space," says Dan. There's also a smaller deck off the master bedroom. "It looks to the west toward the forest. It's more intimate and serves as a getaway from the main space." Southern and western exposures may seem profligate to pros in other parts of the country, but in coastal Washington, "when there is sun, you want the sun," Dan explains. The moderate climate also eliminates the need for air conditioning. No bugs means no window and door screens either, so everything can stay open to catch the coastal breezes. All three buildings are warmed by convection heaters when needed, and the living area has an efficient wood-burning stove. "We tried to keep everything very simple. The rooms are small; the bedrooms are just for sleeping. But you can imagine having a lot of people over, with lots of energy flowing back and forth from the main space." In keeping with the Danish summer house theme, interiors are light and bright; where there's wood, it's pine. Exterior cladding is tight-knot cedar siding with a dark stain. "Dark colors tend to blend into the landscape better," says Dan, "and darker pigments last longer. Even charred woods fade over time." Charred wood was originally considered but cut because of cost. Plans are in the works for a fourth gabled structure. It will function more like true Danish summer houses, which were originally directly at the shoreline. The owners often spend all day down at the water, so the new building will provide some basic comforts and storage, as well as shelter from sudden storms. Says Dan, "It's a day-use building. You'll get to it down a steep dirt road. What's nice is, you walk the property as a way of living in it. It really is an amazing place." The Coyle QUILCENE, WASH. ARCHITECT: Geoff Prentiss and Dan Wickline, Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects, Seattle BUILDER: Todd Hulbert, Hulbert Custom Construction, LLC, Port Townsend, Wash. PROJECT SIZE: 1,700 square feet SITE SIZE: 12.7 acres (in 2 lots) CO STRUCTIO OST: Withheld PHOTOGRAPHY: Alexander Canaria and Taylor Proctor KEY PRODUCTS WI DOWS A D DOORS: Sierra Pacific ROOF WI DOWS: VELUX CABI TRY: Ikea KIT PLIA Samsung, Frigidaire, Kenmore, Whirlpool KIT AUCET: Hansgrohe KIT BLANCO KIT A D: Richlite WOODBU I G STOVE: RAIS SECO DARY FAUCETS: Grohe SHOWE OSURE: Aquatic LIGHTI G/LIGHTI G CO OL: Juno PAI S/STAI S: Benjamin Moore Above: Smaller decks off the west side of the master bedroom and living volumes share views of the nearby Douglas fir forest and a smaller inlet that runs along the property. 52 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2017

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