Single-Family Production, 2,000 sf or Below
Ludlow Cove Cottages–Kingston
Port Ludlow, Wash.
Entrant/Builder: Westharbor Homes
Architect: Union Studio Architecture & Community Design
Developer: Port Ludlow Associates
Interior Designer: 2 Plus Design
Photographer: True Perspectives, Northwest and Peter Hanson Photography
Hard Cost, Excluding Land: $185/sf
Size: 1,495 sf
Completion: August 2015
Ludlow Cove is a neighborhood on the eastern side of the Olympic Peninsula that offers a selection of woodland, park-front, and waterfront home sites. The primary challenge in designing the neighborhood, says Cliff O’Brien, construction manager for Westharbor Homes, was “the desire to balance a fine-grained, walkable street with the need for every cottage to have great water views.”
By carefully working through these various and competing objectives, the architect was able to create a community that feels unusually attuned to its site. The cottages contribute to a vibrant, sociable neighborhood by presenting their best façade inward toward the neighboring homes, while the main living spaces are oriented to the water.
The winning design is the Kingston, a one-story, two-bedroom cottage that can be configured to either a waterfront or a woodland lot. Like all the homes at Ludlow Cove, the Kingston accommodates aging in place with such features as open floor plans, main-floor master suites, and wider doorways.
“Inviting front porches and charming back patios inspire outdoor living that is uniquely Northwest,” O’Brien says.
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