As the primary channel between Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle, Portage Bay is a bustling hub. Yet, there remain a handful of residential zones spanning the banks of the passage. Tucked upon one of these banks, this home by Heliotrope Architects offers privacy in an increasingly dense neighborhood. Protective shells of zinc and aluminum on the exterior echo the maritime industrial sheds littered throughout Seattle, but walls of wide glass sheets offer a pristine view of Portage Bay with the Cascade Mountains in the background. The house’s interior features a repeated palette of cedar, walnut, flagstone, and marble, a nod to the region’s ample natural beauty.
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