Longhouse, Port Townsend Washington

Inspired by the regions native architecture the Port Townsend residence follows architectural principles of its indigenous predessors. Like branches on a cedar tree and the simple sheltering roofs of the indigneous northwest 'longhouses' the custom residence has substancial overhangs to shelter and protect aginst the northwestern rains.  Designed and built for a wooden boat craftsman & art curator the home is built with an exposed heavy timber frame set on a concrete base set into the northwest rainforest. Located at the edge of the forest the house is situated to reach into an open nature conservancy. Tucked into the edge of the rainforest the house reaches through the cedar trees to take advantage of the open meadow of the conservancy to the east.