Launch Slideshow

The design team set out to build a home that is not only sustainable, but also that is appropriate for the homeowners' lifestyle, is respectful of their memories of the cabin that the house replaced, and is perfectly suited to the characteristics of the site. Modern technologies blend with a cottage-esque design that takes architectural cues from the original structure.

Key Peninsula

Key Peninsula

  • The Stanley Residence

    The design team set out to build a home that is not only sustainable, but also that is appropriate for the homeowners' lifestyle, is respectful of their memories of the cabin that the house replaced, and is perfectly suited to the characteristics of the site. Modern technologies blend with a cottage-esque design that takes architectural cues from the original structure.

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    The design team set out to build a home that is not only sustainable, but also that is appropriate for the homeowners' lifestyle, is respectful of their memories of the cabin that the house replaced, and is perfectly suited to the characteristics of the site. Modern technologies blend with a cottage-esque design that takes architectural cues from the original structure.

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    Benjamin Benschneider

    The design team set out to build a home that is not only sustainable, but also that is appropriate for the homeowners' lifestyle, is respectful of their memories of the cabin that the house replaced, and is perfectly suited to the characteristics of the site. Modern technologies blend with a cottage-esque design that takes architectural cues from the original structure.

  • The Stanley Residence

    With three offset, parallel living areas, nearly every room of this LEED-Gold house offers views, daylight, ventilation, and access to the waterfront backyard.

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    With three offset, parallel living areas, nearly every room of this LEED-Gold house offers views, daylight, ventilation, and access to the waterfront backyard.

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    Benjamin Benschneider

    With three offset, parallel living areas, nearly every room of this LEED-Gold house offers views, daylight, ventilation, and access to the waterfront backyard.

  • The Stanley Residence

    Arbors shade numerous patios and entranceways, which connect via walkways through low-maintenance plantings. The site includes a raingarden stormwater catchment system and a high-efficiency irrigation system.

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    Arbors shade numerous patios and entranceways, which connect via walkways through low-maintenance plantings. The site includes a raingarden stormwater catchment system and a high-efficiency irrigation system.

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    Benjamin Benschneider

    Arbors shade numerous patios and entranceways, which connect via walkways through low-maintenance plantings. The site includes a raingarden stormwater catchment system and a high-efficiency irrigation system.

  • The Stanley Residence

    Abundant FSC-certified Loewen windows fill the home with light and offer pristine views of Washington's Puget Sound and Mt. Ranier beyond.

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    Abundant FSC-certified Loewen windows fill the home with light and offer pristine views of Washington's Puget Sound and Mt. Ranier beyond.

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    Benjamin Benschneider

    Abundant FSC-certified Loewen windows fill the home with light and offer pristine views of Washington's Puget Sound and Mt. Ranier beyond.

  • The Stanley Residence

    Reclaimed fir beams and local stone and wood finishes preserve the rustic charm and scale of the original cabin that this home replaced. Paneling, flooring, and siding were milled from trees removed from the site.

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    Reclaimed fir beams and local stone and wood finishes preserve the rustic charm and scale of the original cabin that this home replaced. Paneling, flooring, and siding were milled from trees removed from the site.

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    Benjamin Benschneider

    Reclaimed fir beams and local stone and wood finishes preserve the rustic charm and scale of the original cabin that this home replaced. Paneling, flooring, and siding were milled from trees removed from the site.

  • The Stanley Residence

    The bright, open kitchen includes Paperstone countertops, crafted with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, GE and Miele Energy Star-rated appliances, and Pacific Crest cabinetry made with EPP-certified particleboard.

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    The bright, open kitchen includes Paperstone countertops, crafted with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, GE and Miele Energy Star-rated appliances, and Pacific Crest cabinetry made with EPP-certified particleboard.

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    Benjamin Benschneider

    The bright, open kitchen includes Paperstone countertops, crafted with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, GE and Miele Energy Star-rated appliances, and Pacific Crest cabinetry made with EPP-certified particleboard.

  • The Stanley Residence

    Concrete floors are finished with Soycrete from EcoProCote.

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    Concrete floors are finished with Soycrete from EcoProCote.

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    Concrete floors are finished with Soycrete from EcoProCote.

  • The Stanley Residence

    The home's cedar siding was custom milled from trees found on the property.

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    The home's cedar siding was custom milled from trees found on the property.

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    The home's cedar siding was custom milled from trees found on the property.

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Deconstructing their old waterfront cabin preserved the site and many fond memories for the owners of this LEED-Gold residence on Puget Sound. The new home’s cottage-esque design took its architectural cues from the original structure, while its salvaged materials will carry the cabin’s legacy into its next life. Beyond their sentimental value, the re-used materials, combined with jobsite recycling, diverted 98% of the project’s construction waste from the local landfill.

“From the start there was a strong desire to incorporate as many sustainable features as were feasible and practical,” says project architect Mike Butrim of David Vandervort Architects. “Environmentally preferred materials were used throughout, and the home achieved a HERS 46 rating incorporating exterior insulation, a ground-source heat pump, solar water heating, and a 4-kW solar PV system.”

FSC-certified framing materials, fly-ash concrete, low-VOC paints and finishes, and reclaimed beams and local stone complete the green spec package conceived for the home. A focus on water-efficient fixtures, landscaping, irrigation controls, and a rainwater catchment system address this important attribute.

The judges liked the way the unique design—featuring three parallel, attached sections staggered so that each offers a connection to and view of the water—nestled onto the existing site and created a “little village” of smaller-scale spaces that reduced the overall mass of the building. “This is a sizeable house,” one judge commented, “but it feels smaller because of the way it spreads out and fits into the landscape.”


PRODUCTS
Windows: Loewen / Doors: Real Carriage Door Co. / Siding: Cedar, custom milled from site trees / Roofing: AEP Span / Insulation: US Green Fiber (cellulose); Johns Manville (batts) / Appliances: Miele; GE / Countertops: Paperstone; Concreations / Cabinetry: Pacific Crest / Kitchen Faucets: Rohl / Bath Faucets, Showerheads: Grohe / Toilets: Sterling / Flooring: Ecoprocoat; Osmo / Paints/stains: Benjamin Moore; AFM Safecoat; Timber Pro / Interior Lighting: Lightolier; Belfer; Teka / Exterior Lighting: B-K Lighting / HVAC: ClimateMaster / Alternative Energy: Sanyo (PV); Apricus (solar thermal); Xantrex (inverter)

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