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CONTENTS
COVER STORY
· Savvy in Four Stories
· A Contemporary with Character
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PLANT LIFE
TASTE
ON FITNESS
NOW & THEN
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PREVIOUS ISSUES OF PACIFIC NW


WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH RHODES

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A classic box makes the most of space and site
 
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To stretch the budget, the house has a cast concrete "siding" on the lower floor and T-111 plywood siding on the upper floor.
Architects: Lane Williams, Brett Burnette and Henry Lo of Lane Williams Architects

Builder: Dave Weitzel, Weitzel Construction

Construction cost/size: $595,000/3,200 square feet

The intent: To provide the owners, a couple with two young children, with a large, modern home that fit their needs and met their tight budget. The house, adjacent to a small lake in Sammamish, is basically "a simple, classic box with a hipped roof," says architect Williams. "The owners sought to build as much space as possible now to preclude the need for later additions." The family living spaces and master suite are on the main floor. Downstairs spaces include two children's' bedrooms, a media room and home office. Poured-concrete walls and fir-trimmed trusses are among the home's stylistic highlights.

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The main floor's open floor plan was both a money-saver and an artistic statement. The fireplace divides spaces and provides a focal point.
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The living-room popout provides a stage-like view of Beaver Lake. Exposed truss structure gives the ceiling texture.


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