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7. Modern Foursquare

Built By Bicycle Homebuilding Company, Designed by Roussa Cassel - this residence and artist's studio gestures dramatically west to Budd Inlet, while tucking quietly into the steep wooded hillside. Compact, energy and resource efficient, and built to last lifetimes - this home is a model of sustainability and durability. Find a Passion for natural surroundings!
7. Modern Foursquare

*No Parking - This Site Accessible by Shuttle Only

Built By Bicycle Homebuilding Company, Designed by Roussa Cassel - this residence and artist's studio gestures dramatically west to Budd Inlet, while tucking quietly into the steep wooded hillside. Compact, energy and resource efficient, and built to last lifetimes - this home is a model of sustainability and durability. Find a Passion for natural surroundings!

Dining1.jpgNearly complete, this residence, artist's studio and detached furniture shop, located on Budd Inlet, are quietly tucked into the narrow and steeply wooded site on one side while gesturing out to the water with dramatic shed roofs to the west. Compact, energy and resource efficient, and built to last several lifetimes- this home is a model of sustainability and durability.

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The home was designed by Roussa Cassel and built for a family with a passion for the natural surroundings and a desire for direct and meaningful connection to their work. The main floor (1500 sf) contains all of the living spaces and features an open living, dining and kitchen space with vaulted ceiling and spectacular views of the sound. A circulation passage runs through the center axis, with a covered porch, ample entry and light filled stairs framing views straight through the house to the adjacent Priest Point Park.  The bedrooms and bath are nestled into wooded side of the property for privacy. On the lower level is a flexible artist's studio, also to be used to accommodate guests. All of the playfully modern interiors were expertly crafted by the owner in the on-site shop.

Site work:

  • Original house was deconstructed by Olympia Salvage and waste was sorted for concrete, brick, wood and copper to be diverted from the landfill.
  • Oak and fir flooring was salvaged for reuse.
  • Site impact/ new impervious surface minimized by reusing existing building footprint and driveway
  • Extensive ivy removal, mulching and native plant restoration
  • Advanced framing
  • Wall Insulation : R-32

Building Envelope:

(The house utilizes a hybrid insulation system consisting of blown-in fiberglass within the framing and a 2” rigid foam wrap on the exterior)

  • Roof Insulation : R-85
  • Wall Insulation : R-32 (The house utilizes a hybrid insulation system consisting of blown-in fiberglass within the framing and a 2” rigid foam wrap on the exterior)
  • Windows: Cascadia, tripled-glazed, U-Value 0.20 (R-5)
  • Air Tightness: 1.5ACH 50 (before drywall)
  • Galvalume metal roof with high solar reflectance index (SRI) for thermal performance and reduced heat island effect.
  • Rain screen siding with fiber cement board siding.
  • Low-maintenance exterior finishes for durability.
  • Solar hot water system to be added to the residence.
  • PV to be added to the shop.

 

  • Advanced framing

 

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