Hemlock Haus, a Passive House in Steilacoom, Washington is essential, modern, and simple. Minimal defines this uncomplicated yet extremely energy efficient northwest home. Designed for an active family of four, the one-story 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan offers tasteful aging in place features but with a strong sense of privacy for the kids and parents. A tapered hallway framed by plant shelves adds whimsy and warmth to the spacious great room and stained concrete floors. Large windows, tiger wood, smooth Hardie siding and soaring overhangs compose the exterior.