ArchDaily United States Projects Save this picture!+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/214578/harrison-street-residence-scott-allen-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Located in Issaquah Highlands’ prestigious Harrison Street neighborhood, this two-level home features sophisticated design that naturally accommodates a casual Pacific Northwest lifestyle. The hillside setting offered the opportunity to place the main living spaces as well as the master suite on the upper level, which took full advantage of the site’s expansive views.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThe covered entry, set well back from the street behind a garden and pond, creates a private, welcoming transition into the home. A large vaulted space, housing the living, dining and kitchen areas, forms the heart of this home. This space is warmed by the use of hardwood floors and naturally-finished wood beams, and is illuminated by natural light that flows through continuous clerestory windows along the north, west and south sides. Save this picture!Several of the windows in this upper band of glass are equipped with motorized openers, which allows for natural cross-ventilation of the space during warm weather. A dramatic wood and steel open-tread staircase connects the upper and lower levels. The lower level features a multi-functional space that can be used for a wide variety of family activities and that opens to both a view-side deck and a south-facing sun terrace. Save this picture!This entertainment area creates a natural place to gather with built-in seating, a fire pit and a waterfall fed from the pool above. The lower level also houses three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bar and wine room. The garage is artfully hidden from view on the lower level. On both levels of the home the views and the connections to the outdoors are maximized, with the inside and outside spaces flowing freely from one to the other through the use of oversized windows and wall-to-wall bi-parting doors. Save this picture!upper level planExtensive decks on both levels are built of hardwood decking and stainless steel railings for both aesthetic appeal and durability. Sustainable strategies for this home include natural cross-ventilation, a geothermally-sourced heating and cooling system, and double-thick panelized roof construction.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow less“e_co_llectiva” Urban Design Project / Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina PetsiouArticlesPlanetarium and Science Center / Gillot + GivryArticles Share Area: 426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeScott Allen ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingIssaquahUnited StatesPublished on March 07, 2012Cite: “Harrison Street Residence / Scott Allen Architecture” 07 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.