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Location: Seattle Area, WA

Size: 5402 SF

Rhodes Architecture + Light


Wingspan adjoins a city park, opening to an eastern entry court, southern recreation court and park greenspace to the west. The house is organized on five half-levels around a central atrium/stair dividing the spaces inside horizontally + vertically. Playful roofs and form reflect the owner’s mid-century modern boyhood home. Work, play, community and sleeping spaces for a family of five planned to focus on gathering and orient toward views, landscaped courts, and a glass and steel circulation core.


The highest level of sustainability drove the design. High-efficiency heat pump (heating and cooling), water heating, appliances, energy recovery system, lighting and controls and electric vehicle charging is provided by the sun and 45 photo-voltaic panels (hidden on the roofs). The house produces more energy than it uses. All aspects of the design and construction from robust insulation and building envelope, doors + windows and landscape, to the recycling of construction materials were guided by maximum sustainability. The completed residence received a 5-star Build Green Certification in 2022. 


Central to this home is comfortable, human, well-supported work, play, community and sleeping spaces for a family of five. To encourage gathering, Rhodes Architecture worked closely with the owner to create special family places such as a music bar and jam space with storage for instruments, refreshments, even a “Marshall Amp” refrigerator. Final images of the Wingspan Residence will be featured here soon!

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