It is the lower level that house the living and public areas with the bedrooms tucked away on the top floor. Even though the street façade offers complete privacy the home opens up towards the backyard beautifully and ends up creating comfortable outdoor hangouts.
Nestle on a corner lot a lovely garden and elevated porch give the grandparents in the house a great ‘sitting spot’ while the garage with rooftop garden ushers in another layer of greenery.
Space is maximized at every turn inside this exquisite Japanese home and a multitude of windows and skylights bring in ample natural light. Breezy cheerful and perfect for book-lovers this is a home that instantly and innovatively stands out from the crowd.
If have already heard it before and feel that it is a bit of an exaggeration then think again – modern kitchen is indeed the heart that drives the home. Proving that a beautiful and functional kitchen is not just the heart but also the soul of the urban and semi-urban residence the in was revamped and restored to meet the changing needs of its owners.
Looking beyond the bookshelf the house on the outside is draped completely in black and the oblique wall used for the bookshelf also helps in creating a shield against heavy rainfall by extending the roof outwards.
Instead of taking the normal route of placing one house next to the other the architects opted for a more linear approach with the second house being placed behind the first. This gave the street façade a cleaner more classic look while ensuring that the visual symmetry of the neighborhood was left undisturbed.
Demands modern life often mean kids moving away from parents at a very early age and things staying that way for the rest of their lives. Multi-generational homes once a common sight even in the west are a rarity.
From the small front yard to the central courtyard and the guest bedrooms in the rear every room of the house echoes the uncomplicated and functional design philosophy of the makeover. Life seems like an absolute breeze at this rejuvenated Seattle home!