Located along the Puget Sound in Longbranch Washington, this Scandinavian style residence fits beautifully into its surroundings while creating visual contrast through the seasons. Fitting a theme of contrast, the exterior of the home is composed of black wood siding and dark gray stone while the interior features white walls and light oak columns and floors. The residence is nearly symmetrical and features fireplaces on the East and West sides.
The residence was designed for a couple nearing retirement, with spaces for them to entertain their friends and family. The interior spaces use light surfaces and natural light to create a bright atmosphere in a usually overcast location. The rooms feel open and expansive through the use of materials and 12’ ceilings in many of the living spaces. Focusing on the elements of Scandinavian design, the interiors were created using white walls with pops of color and natural materials such as wood, wool, and metal. It was also important to minimize clutter, focusing on creating an atmosphere that was minimalistic and functional emphasizing the beauty that exists in simplicity and natural materials.