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A Black Brick Exterior Is Consistent With The Dark Forest Surrounding This Modern Home

A modern home with a dark brick exterior and wood elements made from Douglas Fir.

Architecture and interior design firm GO’C has shared photos of a home they recently completed northwest of Seattle on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington.

Located on a secluded wooded site, near a small beach town, the home has been designed with dark black brick walls with deeply raked carbon black mortar joints creating a highly textured finish.

A modern home with a dark brick exterior and wood elements made from Douglas Fir.

The ground plane of the house is established with a raised concrete base that provides physical and visual weight to the house and performs multiple tasks as structure, heating source (radiant hydronic piping), and finish surface (polished concrete slab).

A modern home with a dark brick exterior and wood elements made from Douglas Fir.

Douglas fir trees from the site that made way for the structure were milled and dried in situ during construction and used to create the finished lid of the roof plane, as well as interior elements like shelves and a coffee table.

A modern home with a dark brick exterior and wood elements made from Douglas Fir.

Before heading inside, we see this home also has a rooftop set up for star gazing and an elevated herb garden accessible via steel stairs.

This modern home has a rooftop that's set up for star gazing and an elevated herb garden that's accessible via steel stairs.
This modern home has a rooftop that's set up for star gazing and an elevated herb garden that's accessible via steel stairs.
This modern home has a rooftop that's set up for star gazing and an elevated herb garden that's accessible via steel stairs.

There’s also a Whiskey Wood Shed located near the terrace that’s accessible from the dining area.

A modern home with a Whiskey Shed that also doubles as firewood storage.

In addition to Douglas Fir Trees, Cedar was also milled on site and was used to create the entry door, entry benches, and east privacy fence.

A modern home with a pivoting cedar front door.
A modern home with a pivoting cedar front door.

A secondary door, this time glass, connects the entryway to the garden and stairs leading to the roof.

A modern home with a glass door that connects the entryway to the garden and stairs leading to the roof.

In the living room, the concrete hearth of the fireplace lines the wall and transitions into a bench with a skylight above.

In this modern living room, the concrete hearth of the fireplace lines the wall and transitions into a bench with a skylight above.
In this modern living room, the concrete hearth of the fireplace lines the wall and transitions into a bench with a skylight above.
In this modern living room, the concrete hearth of the fireplace lines the wall and transitions into a bench with a skylight above.
A modern reading nook with a skylight.

The ceiling featured in the interior is Douglas Fir wood that’s been lye-washed.

This modern home has a Douglas fir wood ceiling that's been lye-washed, while in the dining area, a table made from oak and steel has been designed by ?GO'C.
This modern home has a Douglas fir wood ceiling that's been lye-washed, while in the dining area, a table made from oak and steel has been designed by ?GO'C.

The kitchen features custom wood cabinets, dark countertops by Richlite, and a custom blackened stainless steel backsplash.

This modern kitchen features custom wood cabinets, dark countertops, and a custom blackened stainless steel backsplash.
This modern kitchen features custom wood cabinets, dark countertops, and a custom blackened stainless steel backsplash.
This modern kitchen features custom wood cabinets, dark countertops, and a custom blackened stainless steel backsplash.

A long hallway leads from the entryway to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

A long hallway in this modern home leads from the entryway to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Before reaching the primary bedroom, there’s a room furnished as a drawing room.

A modern bedroom that's been furnished as a drawing room.

The primary bedroom, located at the end of the hallway, is hidden behind a custom floor-to-ceiling pivoting door.

The primary bedroom, located at the end of the hallway, is hidden behind a custom floor-to-ceiling pivoting door.

The bedroom features a custom bed designed by the architects and built by Joel Kikuchi, while an ivory woven wool rug softens the polished concrete floor.

This modern bedroom features a custom bed designed by the architects and built by Joel Kikuchi, while an ivory woven wool rug softens the polished concrete floor.
This modern bedroom features a custom bed designed by the architects and built by Joel Kikuchi, while an ivory woven wool rug softens the polished concrete floor.

In the primary bathroom, there’s a floating custom concrete sink, tall mirrors, a freestanding bathtub, and a shower that has a window that looks out onto the outdoor shower.

A modern bathroom with a floating custom concrete sink and tall mirrors.
A modern bathroom with a floating custom concrete sink and tall mirrors.
A modern bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and vertical window.
A modern home with an interior shower that has views of the outdoor shower.
A modern home with an outdoor shower.
A modern home with dark brick exterior.

Here’s a look at the floor plan.

The floor plan of a modern home.
Photography by Kevin Scott | Architect: GO’C | Team: Jon Gentry AIA (Architect), Aimée O’Carroll ARB, Yuchen Qiu | Build Team: Sparrow Woodworks, Jon Gentry AIA / Lydia Ramsey | Structural Engineering: SSF Engineers | Civil Engineering: J Welch Engineering

Source: Contemporist

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