Viretta

  • Photographer:
    Miguel Edwards, Ziggy Spiz
  • Location:
    Seattle, WA
  • Year Completed:
    2013
  • Type:
    Single Family
  • Builder:
    Custom Quality Remodeling

The client was seeking to build a home that he could grow into, in terms of technology and family, while maintaining a crisp modern aesthetic. The exterior siding is composed of a striking combination of Corten steel and charred cedar. A dramatically sloping Corten form continuously wraps three sides of the home, with the remaining surface clad in horizontal charred cedar planks. Without a local supplier, the cedar had to be charred by hand on site.

To create continuity between interior and exterior spaces, the upper level concrete floor extends outside to the roof deck. Overhead, the Corten steel finish of the eaves continues into the living room where the entire ceiling is clad in Corten as well. These details help to reinforce the connection between interior and exterior while maintaining a minimal material palette.