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A view to a thrill: The Davis Residence
Although designed by a architecture firm noted for sustainable projects, the most striking green feature of the Davis Residence in Bellingham, Wash., doesn't necessarily have to do with the structure itself.
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 09:00 AM
It’s perfectly acceptable to forget about air-source heat pumps, bio-composite
wood siding, low-e windows, and all of the sustainable bells and whistles of green building to sit back and enjoy views of some of Mother Nature’s finest handiwork from the comfort of your own home. This particularly applies to the Davis Residence
, a not-necessarily-green-home in Bellingham, Washington, where the views are, for lack of a better phrase, to die for.
Still, I keep on returning to the views. Maybe it’s my Pacific Northwest native self getting all nostalgic; maybe it's Benjamin Benschneider
's photography; maybe it's the simple fact that I wouldn't mind rolling out of bed in the morning and looking at that
. Honestly, I don't think I'd ever get anything done living in the Davis Residence because I'd be too busy staring out the windows.
After you've finished imagining yourself looking out those
windows, head on over to the Miller Hull Partnership to read more
about the non-view aspects of the Davis Residence.
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