Overlooking Washington's Hood Canal, the Aldo Beach House is a laid-back seaside escape. Architects at Wittman Estes utilized an existing structure from the 1940s, expanding on its footprint on both sides. Out of respect for the fragile landscape, the two wings are suspended above the shoreline on thin steel columns and pin piles. Its exterior is clad in local cedar that will weather overtime, while the addition of concrete and stainless reference the area's maritime heritage. On the interior, the original dwelling's reclaimed pine floor and brick chimneys live harmoniously with modern additions to create a warm and inviting haven.
Photos: Andrew Pogue / Wittman Estes