Pretty Sweet... and in Seattle!

March 31, 2008

A friend of mine works with a guy who designed and built this house (with artist studio below)when he was living in Seattle. Its pretty sweet, especially for a young designer. I especially like how the design incorporates some typical 'pacific northwest' detailing like exposed glulams and blackened steel brackets without overdoing the local typology. The result is still a great modern design... It looks like there was a pretty decent budget (just take a look at the custom ladder leading to the loft area), but the attention to detail is what makes this such a great project. Rather than simply rely on a good form, the designer has made it great by enhancing the 3d volume with simple and clean details. The gabions are a fun addition to the backyard, too....

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