Bill and Cassie Swanson came to me
looking to downsize and become more energy efficient. The lot was
fairly flat and had numerous great majestic oak trees.
The design conceptwas to focus
the house around the main living area;
great room, kitchen, dining, yet reduce the amount of wasted hallways,
all in one-storey.
The rest of the house is composed of wings that link to the main living
area. The great room has high ceilings and utilizes an operable
thermal chimney over the dining table. The kitchen has a really
great round butcher block cutting surface slightly raised from the
island's eating area.
The Swanson Residence was chosen to be on the 2009 AIA Home Tour
in October of 2009.