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.
Transforming a traditional row house that dates back to 1880 into a contemporary home that serves the needs of a modern family is a task that requires a careful balance of form and function The space available is indeed limited creating another dimension to the design conundrum and it does take a hint of creativity along with an understanding of the building’s past to get the best result.
Custom cabinetry specially crafted window seats in the bedrooms and living space luxurious country-style bathrooms and a kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances strike that elusive balance between cozy cabin style and modern functionality. A hint of color roaring fireplaces and mesmerizing views complete this hypnotic retreat.
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.
An idyllic natural setting imposing mountain views cascading waterfalls and a landscape that lets you escape the constant hustle and bustle of big city life in absolutely no time at all – it is hard to imagine a more perfect setting than the one surrounding the gorgeous in.
A dramatic lower level living area spanning across 400 square meters greets you here as space never becomes an issue inside this exquisite renovated warehouse home. With a loft-style ceiling and an array of delightful skylights the living area has a cheerful relaxed and refined ambiance that is filled with plenty of natural light. The rear lane access and double lock up garage also lead to the living space while comfy modern décor put the focus firmly on the grandeur of the setting and its exclusivity.
The lower level contains the an open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining space guest bedroom a pantry and laundry room while the top floor of the extension holds the master suite. With the addition of the two-story structure much of the original home serves as a smart buffer zone and now houses a home studio and playroom.