Designed for a buyer dwelling between Seattle and Ketchikan, Alaska, Prentiss + Stability + Wickline made Tongass ridge positioned atop a rocky bluff overlooking a water channel often known as Tongass Narrows. The home consists of two slanted volumes designed to miss the Alaskan coast.
Two framed glass extensions protrude from the buildings, offering 180-degree views of the encompassing panorama. Between the 2 buildings is a connecting area with an entrance and an outside terrace, together with a pathway connecting the general public to the personal areas.
The architects have been restricted in what they might do on website because of the huge modifications that had taken place beforehand. An present concrete retaining wall and driveway decreased the realm by which the home might be constructed.
The outside is clad in concrete, black steel, and wooden siding that continues into the inside, creating extra of an industrial, fashionable aesthetic.
Black-framed, floor-to-ceiling home windows maintain sightlines open to the water view, nearly making the home look like floating on the water.
The architects labored with Emily Knudsen on the inside design, which is an eclectic combine of contemporary, from the rawness of the concrete flooring to the softer facet with completely different textiles.
To juxtapose the lengthy, chilly Alaskan winters, there’s the cheery and unexpectedly pleasant kitchen with pink cupboards, copper fixtures, and 1×1″ sq. white tiles.
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