Sandpoint Residence
Sand Point Residence

This project is a second story addition to an existing single-story residence. In addition to expanding the basic volume of the house, a viewing/reading tower is added, and the front porch is developed as a more significant architectural element. This creates three volumes acting as a foreground, middle ground, and background in the overall composition, each with a distinct, but related, architectural vocabulary.

Architect: Ray C. Freeman III

Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

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Backyard Cottage

This 800 s.f. cottage, currently in design, sits behind an existing residence in the Ravenna neighborhood, occupying the space over an existing free-standing garage. Designed as a functional living space, the building will serve initially as the owner's office and studio. View shown is from existing residence.

Architect: Ray C. Freeman III


Backyard Cottage
   
 
Beacon Hill Residence

The site provided the first challenge. Ten 24" diameter concrete and steel pilings extend 48 feet below grade, and are further tied back into the hill. These are topped by a platform of 24" x 24" concrete beams supporting an 8" structural slab.

As a house for the architect, the design proved challenging as well, but Freeman and Wetzel worked closely together to pull off both the unique geometries and an unusual palette of materials.

Architect: Ray C. Freeman III

Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

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Ballard Residence

Developed over the footprint of an existing house on a lot short-platted by the previous owner, this three-unit residence employs a strategy of interconnected rooms and flowing spaces to get the most out of the available space.

The plan includes a two bedroom unit with sleeping loft on the top floor, a two-bedroom unit with additional sleeping lofts on the main floor, with a studio apartment on the ground floor below.

Architect: Ray C. Freeman III
Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

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Hood Canal Cabin

Designed for Castanes Architects, ps. This Hood Canal vacation cabin has been featured locally and nationally, in print and on television, and appears in the book 'Coastal Retreats - The Pacific Northwest and the Architecture of Adventure' published by Universe, 2002.


It sits well above the beach on four 24" round pilings, from which the structure is hung, and features a retractable stair for security.

Designer: Ray C. Freeman III

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Crescent Beach Cabin

Although it is adjacent to the main house, this tiny cabin is a fully functional living unit, complete with it's own kitchenette and bathroom.


The structure is perched on the edge of the bulkhead, with the wrap-around deck hoving over the water below, providing sweeping views of the Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma.

Designer: Gideon Kramer

Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

   
Beacon Hill Deck

A total deck replacement and expansion incorporating a new glassed-in trellis, covered seating, and a new stair, rotated away from the deck to provide better circulation flow between the house and the yard.

The project was coordinated with the simultaneous expansion and remodel of the adjacent kitchen.

Architect: Ray C. Freeman III
Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

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Bellevue Remodels

Successive additions and remodels over a period of years to this Bellevue residence have included a new kitchen and dining area, a new master bedroom suite, a free-standing garden shed, a new second-story great room, and a complete re-working of the entry stair hall and the entry itself.



Architect: Ray C.Freeman III
Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

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Oysterville Residence
Oysterville Residence

A new residence in the historic Long Beach Peninsula town of Oysterville, Washington, this house was designed for a picturesque site on the commercial end of town, next to an historic barn (for whose proposed remodel we had earlier won an A.I.A. award) and on the way toward an oster cannery.



Architect: Ray C. Freeman III

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Southworth Residence

A small house on a large lot leaves room for the later construction of the main house. This house, orignally designed as the guest house for a larger house, now under construction, was built first to allow the family to move in and live on the site as they built the main residence.


Architect: Ray C. Freeman III
Contractor: Owner

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Southworth Residence
   
Lake Washington Residence
Lake Washington Addition

This fourth story addition to a Lake Washington Residence presented framing challenges, requiring loads to be carried through the three floors below.


The ingenious framing solutions provided the opportunity to carry the wood detailing of the house upward into the cathedral ceiling for a handsome finishing touch.



Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

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Arboretum Residence

This top-to-bottom re-working of an existing single story bungalow into a three-story house included foundation stabilization, brick disassembly and re-assembly, construction of two new stories, and a remodeling of the existing basement.


Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel
Architect: Todd Heistuman

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Arboretum Residence
   
Laurelhurst Residence
Laurelhurst Addition

An addition on the back of this house in the Laurelhurst neighborhood to accommodate a new kitchen and deck with a new bedroom and bath and rear entry in the lower floor.




Contractor: Marvin L. Wetzel

Architect: Todd Heistuman

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Bryant Residence

This two story new residence is designed on the footprint of an existing single story bungalow in the Bryant neighborhood. The design is strikingly modern, and the floor plan is based on a diamond rather than a square, with spaces flowing around the rotated central fireplace.


Architect: Ray C. Freeman III

Bryant Residence
   
Ray C. Freeman III
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