Three Tree Point residence

Location: Burien
Mason contractor: Henderson Masonry/R&D Masonry
Architect: Joseph Greif Architects
Owner: Private residence
Materials supplier: Wilkeson Sandstone Quarry

Photo by Ed Sozinho
The curved sandstone terrace base serves as a primary design element for this home. The mason added special stones with hammer markings to provide accents.

The owners envisioned a masonry house created out of local stone and designed to accommodate passive solar heating during the winter and cooling during the summer.

The feature design element was a curved sandstone terrace base of hand-faced and dimensioned stone. Throughout the masonry work, the mason added special stones with hammer markings to accent the custom stone work. This curved stone base magnifies the views of the site and provides for a south-facing exposure for passive heating.

Two pavilions sit atop the base and connect through an entry portal. One pavilion is the living areas. The other pavilion houses the master bedroom suite.

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