- Name: Windship Pacific Northwest
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 4
- Size: 6,870 sq. ft.
- Built: 2019
The spectacular Windship Residence stands out in its placement on Morgan Hill in Port Townsend overlooking Washington’s Puget Sound as if it were a Spaceship that has landed in the middle of a residential subdivision. Portland-based architect Robert Oshatz, studied with Frank Lloyd Wright, was tasked with designed a house that truly stands out as a unique and iconic piece of architecture. Locally known as the Shoen Residence, the home design is a combination of elegant curves and swooping rooflines making it an architectural statement of modernism reflecting the poetry of the site where earthen mounds on the street side give it a subterranean feel while the slope opens to stunning panoramic views to the south.
The house comprises 3 bedrooms, a large external deck from which to engage with the magnificent of Puget Sound views and numerous internal living spaces that are anchored by a long internal lap pool in the basement. The structure almost seemingly grows out of the hillside with views looking over the town and spanning the sound with its emerald islands and rolling mist and extends southwestward towards the spectacular Olympic mountains. To the South-East Mount Rainier appears as a shimmering white silhouette above the horizon.
Constructed from a combination of concrete, steel, and timber framing with copper clad exterior details, the home has a wood and concrete façade that includes uniquely textured concrete off-form walls, and glass on both north and south sides. The roofline is a signature element intended to be a roof that feels like it’s just floating, particularly at night. The main living space is located on the upper floor under a sweeping curved timber-lined roof, which is connected to the ground via sparsely located columns that give the effect of a floating, swooping form that captures the sun in particular ways while still affording privacy, and taking advantage of the impressive views.
- Architect: Robert Harvey Oshatz Architect
- Builder: Don Tankersley Construction
- Photography: Jeremy Bittermann
- Location: Cosgrove St, Port Townsend, WA, USA