Designed by Suman Architects this beautiful residence showcases a perfect alchemy of contemporary and rustic styles with the aesthetics of a traditional mountain home coupled with modern ergonomics and comfort.
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.
One of the striking features of the house is the clever use of staircases bridges and walkways to ensure that the ground below is left as untouched as possible. With an exterior that seems to blend with the colors of nature all around it the distinctly contemporary structure seems like a natural extension of the countryside.
On the inside the woodsy warmth takes over completely and you are wrapped in a snug warm blanket of rustic finishes plush textures and quirky details that leave you spellbound. Crafted from locally sourced materials (along with reclaimed wood) the structure of feels like a natural extension of the panoramic rocky scenery around it.
Not only does this save up on energy bills but keeps the carbon footprint of an already squeaky clean home down to a bare minimum. A neutral color scheme indoors and unabated views of Collserola mount complete this lovely green home.
Nestled in the arid landscape of the this contemporary residence aims to find that perfect balance between an inviting living environment and responsible architecture that takes into account the existing ecosystem.
A cozy upper unit of an 80’s duplex building in the (interesting choice of name indeed!) combines brilliant architectural solutions with the vision of the homeowner to create a fascinating contemporary home.