PAUL MICHAEL DAVIS ARCHITECTS, PLLC

West Seattle Junction House


Dalen Bakstad of Bakstad Construction approached us to design a new contemporary house in Seattle’s lively West Seattle Junction neighborhood.


We took an existing set of plans the clients had put together and reorganized them into a simple linear home.


We then carved away two volumes from the west-facing front of the house. One of these served as a covered entry, and the other as a large volume adding sculptural depth to the facade.


We then treated these two carved away areas as softer spaces in between inside and outside. As such, they will have a more precious siding such as redwood, which will be sheltered from the weather, and provide a contrast with the “hard” gray shell.




Main Floor Plan

Upper Floor Plan

Top floor looking toward stair and master bedroom -

photo by Sarah Flotard

Steel and blackened Ash wood staircase from kitchen-

photo by Sarah Flotard

Raw steel panels surround a gas fireplace at centered on the great room-

photo by Sarah Flotard

Walnut cabinets and slate backsplash in the open kitchen-

photo by Sarah Flotard

A single oversized I-beam supports floating blackened Ash stair treads-

photo by Sarah Flotard

The living room opens to the east and west for a connection between indoors and outdoors-

photo by Sarah Flotard

The house relates to the neighborhood context by carving out liminal spaces in the manner of a traditional front porch-

photo by Sarah Flotard

Light floods the master bedroom, which is grounded by blackened Ash floors-

photo by Sarah Flotard

The ground floor houses an Accessory Dwelling Unit, which the current owners use as a den -

photo by Sarah Flotard

The master bathroom features a playful designer wallpaper-

photo by Sarah Flotard

View of house from street corner - photo by Sarah Flotard

The site was blessed with a monumental Japanese White Pine tree, which we protected and celebrated with the siting of the new house -

photo by Sarah Flotard

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