Blogging the Seattle Times: Wrapped in Scrap

Blogging the Seattle Times: Wrapped in Scrap

What do you do if you live in the sleepy town of Langley, on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound, and you want a modern house with clean, industrial lines akin to a converted warehouse? Such a house may seem out of place closer to the Olympic than the urban jungle, but the Fernandez family found a way to make it work: reclaimed, unfinished wood and scrap metal.

Salvaged materials with weathering left intact allowed this new house to fade into the landscape. And when Peggy Moe and Marty Fernandez communicated "warehouse" to their architects (Flat Rock Productions), the qualified it with "cannery" to fit the Pacific coast surroundings.

Inside, the family went for a softer, warmer interior than metal and concrete might seem to inspire. Fun fact: the house's grid windows were made by the same guy who worked on the Experience Music Project, Tim Leonard. See the rest of the article here.

Images: Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times

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