Case Study: Issaquah Residence
Creating a house in the woods - one that literally merges with the scenery - is a lifelong dream for many architects. Few achieve this design ideal in the way Gelotte Hommas Architecture has in the lush, rainy highlands of Issaquah, Washington. Though it is just east of Seattle, this soft-modern gem seems worlds away. “This home was designed to interfuse with the gorgeous green Pacific Northwest scenery,” says architect Curtis Gelotte, AIA.
The architect wrapped an ample indoor/outdoor patio with a fully opening NanaWall frameless SL25 system. At one end of the patio, a wood-framed folding WD65 window/door combination opens to the kitchen. With seasonable year-round temperatures – and radiant heat underfloor – the family often keeps all the walls open with practically half of their house open to nature.