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!
The art studio workshop and guest spaces are carefully integrated into the main structure even while ensuring that they have an identity of their own. Each space finds ways to bring the scenic countryside indoors while the distant mountains stand majestically to complete the picture-perfect setting.
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.
The open pavilion style home makes most of the tranquil lot it sits within as large glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows completely bring the outdoors inside. The barrier is merely another transition zone with the semi-outdoor sitting area and the sweeping decks allowing the homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as inside!
We are all creatures of habit. The world of architecture and design is no different with straight lines simple cubic volumes and blank ceilings often becoming the norm. But this contemporary home in offers a new idea for the bibliophiles out there. A giant bookshelf that spans an entire double-height wall is nothing new in itself.
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.
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.