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.
Located on the picturesque this smart bioclimatic house was designed by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes in response to the unique challenges that the forest site presented. From a green roof that allows it to blend in with the landscape to a cantilevered structure that leaves minimal footprint on the lot this home is an eco-friendly masterpiece!
Designed by Stephan Maria Lang it is this living area that becomes the heart and soul of the house as it extends into the lavish deck pool area and garden outside. The infinity pool and outdoor dining and sitting space provide a relaxing getaway that seems removed from the rush of fast-paced urban life.
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.
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.