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.
Designed for owners who are both artists – he is a painter and multimedia artist while she is a photographer and designer the in mesmerizes you with the astounding views that it offers. Set on 40 acre agricultural property and sitting right next to the White Salmon River the lake house opens up completely to invite in the vast outdoors.
It is easy to see the appeal of a tranquil lake house that takes you away from the dazzle and noise of big cities. This prospect becomes an even more tantalizing idea for a couple of artists who want a serene hangout that fills them with ideas and inspirations.
Dark Zinc cladding and stained black timber battens shape the striking exterior while the interior embraces a lighter more contemporary color palette. Features such as the large double-height foyer with skylights sliding glass doors and windows spaces that flow into one another and use of multiple textures and finishes gives these homes a spacious and elegant modern vibe.
A cozy family home means different things for different people. For some it is a small and tranquil hub filled with eccentric décor pieces choice artwork and plenty of comfort. Others could go down the more modern and refined path with the house embracing concepts of minimalism and urban sophistication.
Of course the living area kitchen and dining are a bit more open to the world outside than the lovely bedrooms which offer a touch more privacy. It is stone walls that become the main design element of this house and they make their presence felt both on the outside and inside the residence. Two parallel stone walls in black a series of skylights and a neutral color palette create a sophisticated and serene home where one always feels welcome.
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!
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.