Project Type: Custom Contemporary Craftsman
Size: 3,900 s.f. plus 1,200 s.f. detached 3-car garage
Construction Type: Wood / Structural Steel
Design Features: This stunning waterfront parcel and custom designed home in Kitsap county was specifically programmed as the client’s “final house”. In fact, the client jokingly referred to this as his “mausoleum”! ADM incorporated many comforts related to the later stages in life, including radiant floor heating, an open floor plan for ease of circulation throughout on both floors, a well-planned location for the residential elevator, wider doors and hallways, easily accessible sinks and counters, and conscious lighting for general comforts and additional illumination for task lighting where required (all done in conjunction with a great interior designer, Michele Interiors of Poulsbo). The views of the Hood Canal are amazing from every room on the west façade of the house, and the structure exposes itself to you gradually as you enter the site and come through the forest down the private driveway. ADM and the general contractor, Pristine Homes LLC, worked together to meet the “replacement home” code, allowing us to take down the 1940’s cabin, but complete the new home in the same location related to the waterfront (distance back). These expansive water views wouldn’t have been possible on such a thin & deep lot configuration, without the creative code solutions vs. the current code required setbacks. A true WIN for the clients, due to a great team and collaborative approach!
Project Type: Residential Addition & Remodel: Foyer, stairs, and site entry sequence
Size: New 6' x 10' extension to rear entry “foyer” for client and guests, and associated site improvements
Construction Type: Wood frame foyer, raised paths in concrete and railroad ties with packed gravel infill
Design Features: This client and his mother live on the same property parcel just south of Silverdale, WA. After hearing Aaron Murphy’s speech on “The Aging-in-Place Phenomenon” at a local Rotary meeting, Mr. Ofsthun decided to have ADM come take a look at his mother’s house. We assessed the access from the property lines and garage/painting studio, and helped Mr. Oftshun look at the property and most used entry point to the house by his mother and her friends/guests in a new and creative way. This provides much more of an “on grade” concept solution for all points of entry to the site and buildings on it, including Doris’ house which is currently entered through a tiny interior landing where the door swings into the stairs, and the floor level is 26 inches below the rest of the house and kitchen entry, where she comes in daily.