Neiman Taber Architects

Beach Drive Residence

Beach Drive Residence

West Seattle, WA

This 3,000 SF two-story single family residence is located on a narrow waterfront property and over looks the Olympic Mountains, Bainbridge Island, and Blake Island State Park. It is designed to maximize natural light and to capture views of the changing tides, and dramatic sunsets over the mountains. 

This 5 Star Built Green home has the following features: 

• Storm water mitigation on site with bio-retention planters
• Permeable driveway pavers
• 6 KW photovoltaic panel system, panels made in Washington
• Multi-zoned forced air heating/cooling system w/ high efficiency pump
• Heat recovery ventilation system
• High efficient on demand hot water heater w/ recirculating pump
• Low flow plumbing fixtures
• LED recessed light fixtures and LED pendant light fixtures
• Siding panels on rain screen system over WRB membrane
• BIB insulation in walls (R-23) + BIB insulation/closed cell foam in roof (R-45)
• Under slab Insulation (R-10)
• Energy efficient, double glazed, fiberglass windows and doors
• Sustainable and recycled finishes
• Large sliding doors transition Living/Dining/Kitchen onto spacious mahogany deck with access to landscape and water
• Master Suite features a fireplace, dressing room, bathing room with cantilevered mahogany deck overlooking the water,  and a separate water closet and sink
• Guest Suite features a kitchenette, fireplace and cantilevered mahogany deck overlooking hills of West Seattle