West Seattle, WA
This West Seattle Mediterranean house embraces casual and green waterfront living. The architecture blends a traditional Mediterranean house with modern green design principles. Sophisticated Solar analysis enabled an artful balancing act that minimizes late afternoon heat gain, maximizes Puget Sound views, and creates a convective loop that naturally and passively cools the home on warm summer days. A Geothermal system powers the Radiant floor heating on cooler days, and an HRV provides fresh air year-round. The landscaping embraces the same informal and Sustainable design approach as the home, incorporating Native vegetation, Habitat restoration, and a Rainwater harvesting system.