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Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

A modern, light and art filled residence in Clyde Hill designed by Paul Michael Davis Architects

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

Project: Eulberg Residence
Architect: Paul Michael Davis Architects
Team: Paul Michael Davis ( Design Principal); Terence Wong, Tiffany Chow, Mariana Gutheim, Graham Day, John Passmore
Landscape Architect: Dan Dizazzo
Art Consultant: Lele Barnett
Structural + Civil Engineer: TransOlympic Engineering, Inc. – Mark Leingang, PE SE
Cabinetry: Hyland Cabinetworks Inc. – Justin Souers
HVAC: Northwest Mechanical
Landscape Cyan Landscapes – Casey McCormick
Location: Clyde Hill, Washington
Area: 4078 Square Feet
Photography: Mark Woods

Eulberg Residence a new house for Jeff and Jeanine Eulberg and their family in the town of Clyde Hill, just east of Seattle. The site is a gently sloping suburban lot bordered on three sides by streets and a driveway. The clients asked Paul Michael Davis Architects PLLC to focus on creating a sense of privacy within this otherwise exposed site; they also wanted a house filled with natural light.

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

Working in close collaboration with contractors, Jason Reid and Andy Watts of Boom Builders, as well as Landscape Architect Dan Dizazzo, and Engineer Mark Leingang, PMDA’s design response takes these two needs—privacy and light—as driving forces.

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

The team sunk the house down and buried it on the exposed street sides in order to create a private, green, southwest-facing courtyard space. The great room and master bedroom are arranged in an L-shape around this outdoor room, and the house’s secondary spaces are arranged as a second, peripheral L-shape around those primary rooms.

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

The primary living spaces also feature sloping roofs that shade the intense southern light and open up like factory monitors to the passive north light. The remaining spaces are capped with a low-profile flat roof, which further anchors the house to the ground.

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

Boom Builders meticulously coordinated the construction and finish details to ensure that the indoors blend seamlessly with the outdoors. They carefully aligned wood and tile surfaces to continue from the inside to the outside, giving a sense of continuity and openness. Meanwhile, a forty-foot-long set of multi-slide doors allows the family to literally open their great room up to the private rear courtyard.

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

Over time, Dizazzo’s landscape design will grow in to form a final, enclosing, L-shaped layer of privacy at the rear courtyard.

bedroom, Paul Michael Davis Architects

floor plan

Inside, the Eulbergs wanted an uncluttered modern design, but one that didn’t feel stark or cold in the northwest climate. PMDA’s design blends soft, warm materials like cedar, vertical grain fir, and wool, with modern industrial surfaces: gray brick, ground face concrete and laminated white cabinetry.

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

Art Consultant Lele Barnett introduced bold colors in selective locations with powerful urban artwork, both local and international. These are echoed in the glazed blue brick and rich orange tones of the vertical grain fir. The furniture is mostly classic modern—a Sarrinen tulip dining table, a Nelson thin edge bed—to allow for maximum comfort and quietly complement the landscape and art collection.

bathroom, Paul Michael Davis Architects

Structural system: Type VB / Light Wood
Wood Siding: Montana Timber Products
Windows: Marvin
Brick: Fireclay, Mutual Materials
Tile: Ann Sacks, Statements Tile, Cle Tile
Furniture: Design Within Reach – Cathy Le / InForm Interiors – Raul Becerra
Carpets: Ramri Rugs – Will Hargrove

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

outdoor kitchen, Paul Michael Davis Architects

entrance hall, Paul Michael Davis Architects

Eulberg Residence by Paul Michael Davis Architects

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