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Eagle Harbor House

Perched on a precipice offering views of Seattle to the east, Sunday Cove to the west, and all of Eagle Harbor and Winslow, Eagle Harbor House basks in abundant natural light and feels connected to the vibrant harbor. The house has grown over time—from a 2,200 square foot conceptual plan to 6,000 square feet—to accommodate visiting family and new amenities. Recent additions include a pool, a theater room, and a guest bedroom wing centered around a courtyard.

The main level of the home includes a great room, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a utility area and a master bedroom/bathroom. The generous cantilever-covered outdoor area (heated by the outdoor fireplace) makes for a perfect year-round living space, while folding doors along the view ends of the building accentuate the feeling of an open-air pavilion, especially during warmer months.  Graceful, identically sized window bays accommodate views, and readily-available thermal glass, while meeting standard door and window dimensions. The lower level of the dwelling is built into the grade, providing each bedroom with a view of Seattle and Eagle Harbor while visually grounding the structure to the site. The home’s massing helps create an aesthetically pleasing hierarchy of spaces within the main living level; and clerestory windows throughout add to the effect. Generous overhangs for building envelope protection and shading from the harsh summer sun are additional attributes of this modern structure.

The Birch

A Perfect Little House Company offering

Like the Juniper, the Birch features a comfortable footprint and feels larger than it is—thanks to plentiful glazing and an extended roofline.

The modern cottage’s “daytime” and “evening” wings are separated by an elegant, light-filled entry, and both wings enjoy abundant natural light and generous, all-around views thanks to the home’s thoughtful longitudinal design.

The Birch’s evening wing contains three bedrooms, two baths, and the laundry area, while the daytime wing includes the living, dining, and kitchen areas. A gas fireplace in the living room helps keep the dwelling cozy on cool evenings. Similar to the Juniper, the Birch is ideally suited for flat, open vistas such as rolling meadows and clifftops.

Pleasant Beach House

Nestled on the edge of an estuary, the Pleasant Beach House is a combination of two vernacular farmhouse forms.  The placement of the daytime and nighttime wings at 90 degrees to one another creates two sides of a large outdoor room offering views of Rich Passage over a pocket park.

The daytime wing – an open, light-filled space designed to maximize views and accommodate the needs of a busy young family and guests  – includes kitchen, dining and living spaces. The southern face of this wing is shielded by a 10′ deep cantilevered canopy which protects from direct sunlight or rain, and facilitates use and enjoyment of the outdoor space during warmer weather.  A diner-style pass-through bar located on the kitchen side of the covered terrace further enhances the use of this terrace area.

Four bedrooms, plus bathrooms, laundry and mudroom with entry via the garage make up the home’s nighttime wing.  Breathtaking views are available from the  master bedroom and bath, while the kid’s bedrooms feature modest views, generous play and study spaces, and shared bathrooms.

Contractor

2atara Construction

Photographer

Kelvin Hughes Productions

Wing Point House

Thanks to careful siting and thoughtful architectural expression, the Wing Point House boasts views of Seattle and Eagle Harbor while ingeniously delineating public and private spaces. With its commanding, 360-degree outlook and abundant natural light from the east, south, and west, the public (daytime) wing includes living, dining, kitchen and family room areas. The building has a treehouse feel from within, seeming to float above the landscape.

Bedroom and support spaces are situated in the home’s private wing, and the master suite (upper level) enjoys light and views from east and west.

Public and private wings intersect at the main entry, where a covered terrace links the different aspects of the dwelling. Terrace features include an outdoor fireplace, designed for year-round use, and a water element intended to reinforce the intersection of spaces.

Mechanically operated, louvered blades mounted to the exterior shell of the house provide privacy from the street without impeding natural light. In the closed position, the blades also provide a texture to the skin of the west elevation and augment the modern home’s character.

The Hillside Cottage

A Perfect Little House Company offering

The Hillside Cottage—the latest design entry available for purchase through the Perfect Little House Company—is a compact, one-bedroom building ideally suited for steep slope conditions. The house boasts ample garage and storage space, a generous main level complete with living room, dining area, kitchen, reading nook and bathroom, and an upper level bedroom/bathroom. The heated area of the home is 847 square feet, the unheated 387 square feet, for a total of 1,244 square feet. The footprint of the cottage falls below most ADU thresholds, making it an ideal guest house. Designed in the context of pre-war cottage vernacular architecture, the dwelling’s massing, cladding and arrangement of openings help define this warm and inviting addition to the Perfect Little House Company collection.

Port Madison House

Elegant, functional, eye-pleasing forms employed for centuries by inhabitants of the Puget Sound inspired the design of the Port Madison House.

Simple shed forms—and the resultant openness and volume such shapes afford—provide the perfect framework in which to celebrate light, air, and views. The three sheds in this design have different functions. Daytime spaces in the main shed include living, dining and kitchen areas.  Sleeping quarters are located in the nocturnal wing, while the third shed accommodates vehicles and sports equipment for an active and growing family.

Contractor

Paul Olgilvie Construction

Photographer

Jeff Amram Photography

Winslow House

Winslow House

Designed for empty nesters, this 2,300-square-foot home features a ground-level master bedroom for aging in place and a 305-square-foot bedroom above the single car garage to accommodate guests or a future caregiver. The home’s daytime pavilion houses the kitchen, home office, living, and dining spaces, while the nocturnal wing includes the master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms on the upper level. Windows placed on the corners of the house give the impression that the structure was carved from a solid mass.

Contractor

Clark Construction LLC

Photographer

Ben Benschneider Photography

White Point House

This 5,000-square-foot home was constructed after a fire destroyed most of the original log structure. The new home is a hybrid log/conventional construction that derives most of its energy needs from on-site solar and geothermal sources and looks nothing like the kit house that once rested on the property. The new work—a rich blend of stone, log and cedar shingles—maintains the owner’s desire for a rustic aesthetic and utilizes massing, scale and rhythm appropriate to the environment and the owner’s intended uses.

Contractor

Greenway Construction

Photographer

Martin Bydelek Photography

The Landing House

This Montana home evolved from two Perfect Little House Company stock plans. The plans were modified by BC&J Architecture for a traditional neighborhood development (TND) on Flathead Lake. Home and garage are linked through a glazed connection which frames views of the landscape and lake beyond. A Galvalum metal roof, white-painted board-and-batten gable ends, horizontal siding, and columns juxtaposed with wood decks and concrete retaining walls together create a modern farmhouse appeal. Exterior soffits and window sashes painted in a contrasting color add visual interest.

Photographer

Gibeon Photography