Seattle Passive House

Client: Private
Program: Single Family with ADU
Location: Seattle
Sq. FT: 5000 sf
Status: Pre Construction

A new passive house in the Green Lake section of Seattle with views of the Olympic Mountains. We worked with the client's mission to feel a sunny day, from inside each room. The orientation of each room and its relationship to the sun and the landscape was developed with a team including the contractor, onboard early in the project, and the landscape architect Anne James. We worked with a building science consultant Dan Whitmore and local architect Joe Giampietro on the building envelope strategy. The project features a single family house with a basement Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that are permitted in Seattle, WA. A good collaboration for this unbuilt project!

Overall ground floor
View of dining room balcony and landscape below including a green pathway to the ADU unit.
Building section at stairwell and greenroof with skylights above kitchen
Building section at roof terrace
Rear view with sun room
Building section at primary bathroom skylight
Building section at stairs and skylight
Section looking Northeast
2nd floor plan
3rd floor plan - sunset room and adjacent terrace
Study for a trellis and firepit area