Overlooking the water in Seattle, the Portage Bay House takes inspiration from the city's maritime heritage. The exterior is clad in zinc and aluminum, a nod to the local industrial marine sheds found in the area. In contrast, the interior hosts a warmer palette created by a combination of cedar and walnut planks, accompanied by accents of flagstone, marble, and steel. While the front of the home is hidden inside its opaque shell, the rear is made of a transparent facade, allowing for views of Portage Bay and the Cascade Mountains.
Photos: Aaron Leitz / Heliotrope Architects