Hans Koch Residence
The Koch residence, grand in scale, is a success story about responding to an environmentally sensitive site to create a composition of inspiring experiences. Bordered by steep slopes, wetlands, a salmon bearing stream and Puget Sound, AustinCina Architects composed the design to appreciate these elements and orientated the family areas & master bedroom suite to capture an unprecedented view of Mount Rainier. The 3-story lighthouse provokes a bit of maritime romance while the 3-story high arcade with exposed glu lam structure and continuous ridge skylight mimics a walk through the site’s forestland.
Status: Completed in 1999
Size: 15,114 square foot residence w/maid’s quarters & 6-car garage
Location: Vashon Island, WA