mercer island, wa
Our client desired a traditional Pacific Northwest style house on Mercer Island. Located on the shore of Lake Washington, the steep site was a challenge to meet their concept. The resulting design presented a traditional two-story elevation on the approach, while the lake side afforded numerous framed views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier and allowed a stepped, transitional descent to the lake front. Currently under construction.
The project incorporated a significant renovation that included small addition to update this small 1950's home. The finished home was designed to accommodate a growing family while staying in scale with the neighborhood. The transformation provided a two story open space for entertaining which is now accessible from the street side. It also opened the lower level to the secure private backyard, perfect for family activities. Sustainability features include: reclaimed lumber for stair treads, reuse of existing structure, a VRF HVAC and LED lighting. Completed: 2013.
Lake Sammamish Residence
lake sammamish, wa
The nautical design of the house was inspired by the beautiful lake front setting with limited build-able area. The resulting three-story residence stacked the living spaces on a relatively small footprint. This small living offers a sweeping 180 deg view of Lake Sammamish and a trail access nearby which gives an immerse essence of the Pacific Northwest. Completed: 2009.
Ocean View Residence
A villa on the big island of Hawaii has 220 degree views of the ocean. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow together which provides the opportunity for relaxation as they would in a traditional Hawaiian dwelling. Completed: 2006.