Just a short ferry ride north of Seattle is the beautiful, historic town of Port Townsend. There we recently completed Heron Haus, a stunning Passive House. The home is only just finished so the photos are not as refined, but the beauty and quality of the home shines brightly.
Seattle Passive House - Heron Haus
This 1,100 sf Passive House packs a solid punch for its modest size. Heron Haus can have mid-century modern roots, a traditional gable or a rectilinear modern exterior. It boasts a high design industrial feel with its exposed concrete interior spine. Built for aging in place, this plan can flex from 1,100 sf, 1 bedroom, office and bath up to a 2 or 3 bedroom, 2 bath home; a great candidate for staged building. Lots of versatility! The design can be mirrored or turned for optimal solar exposures, taking advantage of the ample glass and large operable sliding door in the Great Room. Concrete elements at the entry create a courtyard effect and become a backdrop to dramatic plantings, framing a strong relationship between the house and the site.
About Artisans Group
The Artisans Group specializes in building and remodeling some of the finest eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes in the Seattle & Olympia area. We are an eclectic band of uniquely talented Pacific Northwest architects, designers, craftsman, and managers with a shared passion for home design. Passive Houses are our niche, and we provide the simplest solutions to guarantee comfort and durability in home design while providing soulful beauty. Our mantra, 'Advanced Homes Made Elegant', succinctly captures the art and passion of our design and build team, as well as all remodel projects. This design philosophy is a dedication you can feel and a finesse in architecture that always proves stunning.
Posted on January 22, 2016