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.
The beautiful garden brings in natural light adds a tinge of freshness to the modern living area and visually links the indoors with the courtyard and pool area outside. Carefully placed pops of accent hues make a big impact thanks to the gray and white backdrop. Textured walls wooden finishes and unassuming décor create an air of cozy opulence.
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.
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.
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.
With the living area and the dining room extending into the wooden deck outside the interior seems a lot more spacious visually. The brick wall in the kitchen offers textural contrast to the setting even as curated contemporary décor paints a picture of understated elegance and inviting warmth.
On the top level of the addition is the master bedroom along with a sitting zone that overlooks the backyard. Instead of using an ultra-simple and more mundane cubic form the slight twist in the fresh structure gives it a distinct personality that draws you in.