It is easy to understand the choice of style as the Pacific Ocean in the distance and the sunny weather seem like the perfect backdrop in which one can revel in some stunning Mediterranean architecture.
But when Gavin Kelly moved from Australia to Seattle in the late 90s and was searching for a house in the he was unaware that the old 1960s residence he was about to buy was designed by Paul Kirk himself! With a roof that combined with its north and south side walls to create a homogenous structure this 1966 house was transformed into a modern hub a decade down the line.
Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
This remarkable fireplace in the living room not only seems connected with the ever-changing hues of the landscape outside but also complements the large piece of wall art perfectly. Every little detail is curated carefully and nothing is an accident here as each section of the house utilizes varying materials such as American Walnut Cedar and Oak. The rustic bathrooms powder room and family area combine effortlessly with the more modern kitchen bedrooms and living areas.
Designed by Jamison Architects the renovation sought to increase the living space indoors give the home a more cheerful ambiance and to open up the new master suite on the second level to the distant ocean view. The lower level of the revamped duplex now houses the living area along with the kitchen and dining space.
An array of 72 photovoltaic panels on the roof brings home plenty of green energy and once again the orientation of the home and the slope of the roof help in maximizing the output of solar energy. Open living areas cozy bedrooms and a curated outdoor living zone complete this nifty residence where architecture ventures way beyond mere aesthetics.
By suing the gray shingle roofing material all the way down to the walls Lane Williams creates a smart fusion of classic and contemporary styles that draws your attention instantly. A new media room that also doubles as guest space a children’s bedroom and a white kitchen with quartz countertops add to the sparkle of this revitalized Seattle family home.