The master bathroom, which features a private courtyard
The entry sequence features a 40 foot long skylight with the roof framing exposed below the glass
The kitchen: integral Miele appliances, glazed blue brick backsplash, vertical grain fir and white laminate cabinetry
The view from the street
The great room looking toward the kitchen
The great room looking toward the fireplace and covered outdoor patio
This is a new house design on the boards for a family on Seattle's Eastside.
The site is a large, gently sloping lot bordered on three sides by streets and driveways. Our clients asked us to focus on creating a sense of privacy and filling the house with natural light.
Our design response takes these two criteria as its driving concept. We sunk the house down and buried it on the exposed street side in order to create a private, green, southwest-facing courtyard space. The great room and master bedroom are arranged in an L-shape around this private outdoor room, and the house's secondary spaces are arranged as a second, peripheral L-shape around those primary rooms.
These primary rooms also feature sloping roofs that shade the intense southern light, and open up like factory monitors to the passive north light. The remaining spaces are capped with a low profile flat roof.
The sunken, southwest facing courtyard
Physical model of the project from the southwest corner
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