This family of five came across a large, virtually single-level home oriented around a protected outdoor living area with pool. Initially attracted to these aspects, the home had all of the basic programmatic elements they were looking for, it just needed to be reworked aesthetically.
What began as a minor cosmetic remodel quickly turned into a full "gut" remodel. And while the majority of the "shell" was preserved, every interior surface and a large number of partitions were reworked.
Reconfiguring the interior walls produced the desired modern open floor plan concept. Creating a strong connection to the outdoors accomplished the goal of uniting the protected and private rear yard with the living spaces inside.
What was once a drab, traditional interior was quickly stripped down to a few basic modern elements - trim was minimized, and walls and ceilings were treated to a single tone of white, allowing the natural wood door openings and panels as well as the client's art collection to stand out. The use of one species of wood - horizontally oriented, rift-sawn white oak - was selected for all exposed millwork to maintain unity throughout the home. Milestone was used as a seamless floor finish in formal areas, transitioning to wide plank white ash in family areas and bedrooms to create more warmth.
Landscape design ensured a seamless transition from interior to exterior. Milestone floors and ipe deck wrapping were some of the elements that created a smooth transition between spaces.
Awards and Recognition:
Gray Magazine, "Real Northwest", June/July, 2012
Category: Modern Remodel Medina, WA