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Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

The architects of the firm Elemental Design, installs in Seattle, had to present unpublished approach up to this extraordinary place. «The owners were unable to find a home that they like the running of the estate, so they decided to build and buy a narrow field in the neighborhood of Phinney Ridge «, tells Ryan Stephenson, Elemental Design owner. The architects then loads was to create a contemporary home who can capture the view and the light. But the land is not being ideally placed to enjoy the scenery, the architects of taking the problem from another angle.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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«The architect Dave Biddle has created a home tour to the outside where we do not know which way to head», Stephenson says. The comparison is relevant because the first floor seems to pose a neck that turns to observe the surroundings.

Coup d ‘?he
Who lives here : A couple with 2 children
Location : Phinney Ridge neighborhood, a Seattle
Area 230 m? ; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Year of construction : 2010

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The main part has to live was amenagee in a block orients way to offer a family a panoramic view of Seattle throughout the day.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The narrow field forced the architects to design a house equally fine. To compensate for the lower outer surface, they created terraces on the roof and the first floor.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The entrance is at the lowest level of the house. Pres rooms, the staircase was embellished with a library.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The windows were amenagees above and behind the stairs for maximum natural brightness in the interior of the house.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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This photo detailed the metal frame of the window situated behind the stairs.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The common rooms — living room, kitchen and dining room — where the family spends most of the day, are on the first floor which offers more light and sweeping views of Seattle.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The black facades of the kitchen furniture were chosen to match the concrete floor.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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In moving from the kitchen to the living room, the particular shape of the house makes sense: thanks to a clear view over the roofs of the neighborhood, the whole family can enjoy the Olympic Mountains.

fuchsia chair: Globe Artifort; Carpet: Flor

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The room table room is arranged across the room to facilitate the movement of people.

Table: Omnia, Calligaris

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The kitchen overlooks a terrace amenagee to give has more outdoor space family. From here you can climb up to the second terrace on the roof.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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The red bar chairs contrast with the dark closets and the kitchen gray floor. « The owners really like the modern design and clean lines » Stephenson says. « They selected all the furniture and the decoration themselves. «

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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In the bathrooms LOCATED ground-floor, the shapes are geometric and simple. «We prefer to install showers without cab, so that there is no discontinuity in space «, Stephenson says.

The light enters the room through a blurred glass.

Visit Privee: A modern house tour to Seattle

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In the rooms, the mullions of the bay windows recall the reasons for Mondrian. « There are no windows to the edge «, Stephenson precise. « The idea is to get the look directly outwards. «

AND YOU ?
What do you think of this contemporary home?

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Comments: 9

  1.  
    sartarehare 

    Yes, I Lived in WS next has to home That HAD windows all on one side of the house looking Directly into Their neighbor’s home to the south (that neighbor Moved time immediately) and my side Was blocked by a giant wall That Went up a story Higher than my home, blocking Ultimately all of the sun to the south of our home, Including the backyard. In Seattle Where light is so rare this really killed our sanity and we ended up feeling as though we couldn’t stay without feeling depressed (we made it about 4-5 additional years post-construction). Did I mention That It was ugly as sin and Was Marketed as a «green» development, qui Meant absolutely nothing except That They used bamboo flooring and low VOC paint. Gimmick spec homes.

     

  2.  
    sephillips 

    I love the exterior forms. What are the materials, SPECIFICALLY the exterior panels and wood siding?

     

  3.  
    jpp221 

    I admire the concept of turning a house upside down and putting the kitchen and living room upstairs. Love the outdoor decks and patios, and the way the house saves ict bold angles for the non-street side (making the facade less jarring Alongside ict neighbors). Not so crazy about the views. Feels like all this work has-been done to Provide a view into a neighbor’s gabled roof (but maybe the picture Does not do justice).

     

  4.  
    susita1 

    Thanks Jo for Bringing us turn this house. It is always nice to see a variety of houses and spaces in Journal. It est aussi nice of the owners to open up Their homes for everyone to see.
    I think this house exterior is very different and interesting. The inside is HAS some nice spaces too.
    As with everything in life Some will like it and Some will not. Either way- thanks again :-)

     

  5.  
    ckinpa 

    ALTHOUGH modern Would be my last pick to live in, I still admire the look. I think this is fabulous, Especially the lofty, light-laden living spaces.

     

  6.  
    P T Design 

    The design is inconsiderate to the Existing neighbors, and, UNLESS They are born exhibitionists, is uncomfortable for the owners as well. The pity of it Is That They Could Have Had it all with a better design, and clever placement of windows. The website is wonderful with beautiful views urban Directly ahead. But — someone’s ego trip, Unfortunately.

     

  7.  
    spatialthinking 

    Really interesting and well done! So Often modern architecture Does not Really «go for it» and looks too cookie cutter. This house is really great.
    As for the views, living in Seattle, the mountains play hide and seek in the clouds, and can be hilariously coy to photograph — Just Because you can not see ‘em in’any of thesis pictures Does not mean the house Does not-have great views of Them.
    Of course, I always-have issues with places like these, like: will the neighbors see you running around in your underwear? And how do you dust and clean the glass under the stairs? Goal I think it’s a gorgeous home with personality.

     

  8.  
    designerparexcellance 

    I would-have to AGREE with jpp221 That thesis pictures do not do justice to the view. We Lived on the WA coast, and all I see out the windows in the one picture That Is Supposed to be the Olympic Mountain Range are clouds and the neighbor’s roof. Other than that, the architecture is stunning and very creative. Glad to see a very contemporary house in an older neighborhood as places, people and things change in a culture, and we need to be open to That.

     

  9.  
    Mandi Toutsch 

    Excellent use of space inside and out. Phinney Ridge batch size can Provide an architect’s design challenge. I love How They used height and light to create a sleek modern home. The home is not only beautiful it compliments eclectic character of the neighborhood.

     

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