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Royse Residence
Seattle, Washington

Built on a steep lot overlooking Lake Washington, the house is organized into two zones. Major living and sleeping rooms are oriented toward the lake view. Support spaces such as bathrooms, closets, alcoves and stairwells are pushed against the lot line on the non-view side. The house steps down the slope in three levels so all major spaces flow from one to the other and open onto a terrace or deck on the view side. Cross ventilation through clerestories and careful placement of windows allows the house to breathe and be comfortable in Seattle’s mild summers without air conditioning. A standing seam metal roof and exterior walls of split-face concrete block and Hardie siding assure ease of maintenance in Seattle’s climate.
Royse-Eagleton Architects Project