The site for this Lake Washington residence is on a bluff shrouded with trees and offers panoramic views from the North to the Southeast. The clients came to us looking for a house with a modern aesthetic, one with 'a spare, functional design and use of space, light and with openings that create a luminous and airy feeling.' Simple, paired down materials combined with large glazing elements achieve just this.
The 3000 square foot residence is accessed by way of an exaggerated foot bridge that stretches from the wooded site and ends at the upper level entrance. Once inside, this light filled level contains a great room with space for living, dining, and cooking. The kitchen opens up to an outdoor cooking space on the wrap around deck. The two levels below contain a large studio space, three bedrooms, four baths, and a workshop.