Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Rain Garden

Rain Garden

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Living Dining Kitchen Study

Living Dining Kitchen Study

Exterior Deck

Exterior Deck

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Happy Resident

Happy Resident

Framing

Framing

Insulation

Insulation

Drywall

Drywall

Completed

Completed

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Second Bathroom

Second Bathroom

Main Bathroom

Main Bathroom

Shower to the left...soaking tub to the right. Just waiting on shower door and mirror over the sink. Went with the no belt option

Bath door

Bath door

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern_plans

Seattle Modern_plans

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

Seattle Modern

This was probably the most daunting design project I have ever worked on…the design of our own home. Having my husband and myself as clients is a lot harder than one would think. How do I get all those cool ideas I have been wanting in a house into a cohesive design and within budget? All of our decisions were based on balancing our, at times conflicting, priorities.

 

PRIORITIES

  • A home we will love - cool, beautiful and comfortable

  • Lots of natural light

  • Stay within our budget

  • Energy Efficient

  • Healthy, Low Maintenance & Environmentally Responsible interiors and exteriors

  • A house that fits into the neighborhood

DESIGN PARAMETERS

  • The lot size is 40’x120’ with alley access, 20’ front yard set back and 16’ rear yard with 5’ side yard setbacks. 

  • Open up to the southern exposure along the long side of the lot.

  • Attached ADU (accessory dwelling unit, aka mother-in-law unit)

  • Main living space on the second floor with separate bedroom

  • Connection to the outside on the second floor

  • Garage big enough for the Mini Cooper, motorcycle and all of Neil’s tools and work materials. 

  • Home offices for both of us

DESIGN CHALLENGES

  • Display my extensive book collection without overwhelming Neil’s minimalistic sensibilities.

  • A large enough home to entertain in, but small enough to be intimate for just the 2 of us. The right size home.

  • Maintaining privacy within a city environment while bringing in lots of natural light

  • Create 2 dwelling units that are separate, but have an indoor connection.

The main space is really what the whole house is designed around. I wanted lots of natural light and ventilation. A room that is both intimate and spacious. A room where the bookshelves and cabinets are built in and become the walls. The house is designed around how we live and want to live.

For more in-depth information on the construction of this house, please check out my previous blog - www.detailsofhome.com.
 

WHAT

New House

WHERE

Seattle

WHEN

2015

BUILDER

Seattle, Washington

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