Washington Park House by Conard Ronano
Washington Park House designed by Conard Ronano.
This Washington Park Residence sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington and the Cascades. The design takes advantage of the site by capturing broad, unobstructed views while preserving privacy. The design explores the contrast between mass and transparency with thick, thermally insulated concrete walls forming the major portions of the street facade. The walls are layered and modulated to provide carefully framed views from west facing rooms, add depth and shadow to the facade, and orchestrate the entry sequence through the courtyard to the front door. Upon entry, the transparency of the east side of the house is revealed. A reflecting pool at the east side of the terrace eliminates the need for a railing and merges visually with the waters of Lake Washington 80′ below.