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.
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.
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.
A lower level with a gorgeous sunken courtyard and water feature leads the way towards the private bedrooms and guests spaces. The décor and color scheme inside the home is kept strictly minimal with the scenic view being the central focal point of the design.
Much like the brilliant indoor garden a wall of tiles next to the staircase ends up being a showstopper and this eclectic collection of colorful tiles is repeated in the courtyard and bathroom to give a sense of continuity and cohesion. This dazzling collage was crafted by the designer by bringing together the various tiles used by him in other projects an effort that cuts back on cost and unnecessary wastage of materials.
This is a mountain home that epitomizes the eternal allure of quality log craft and why it is such an essential feature of unforgettable hypnotic cabin retreats. And adding to this charm are custom details such as the wine cellar unique staircase and cool kitchen cabinets and the bunkhouse that turn the into a one-of-a-kind escape.
It was Lane Williams Architects who transformed this 1960s midcentury home into a contemporary family residence by expanding the living area adding an additional bedroom and breaking up the visual of dark Western Red Cedar in the living area with a white-painted drywall.