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Living Building Challenge Certified Case Studies: Loom House

Source: Living Future

4-21-2021 | News

The site was previously developed with an existing home. The Loom House began as a Moldstad-designed home comprised of a main and guest residence, referred to as the South and the North house respectively, and linked by an outdoor patio.

The owners live in the South house and utilize the garage and an adjunct below-level bedroom to create more living space. They work in the North house and also have a place for guests. The home sits on .65 acres that overlook Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. The home itself expresses its careful siting and attention to proportions. The owners wanted to make the space usable for their needs, while also minimizing their environmental impact.

The design respects the original architectural character of Hal Moldstad’s mid-century bones and thrives in a rejuvenated Pacific Northwest landscape. A new entry bridge curates a path through the mature site, including 100-foot evergreen trees and ornamental plantings that guide residents and visitors to a redefined main entry. The home’s previous maze of small rooms have been transformed into an open great room with a new stair leading to a lower-level primary suite, replacing an underutilized garage.

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