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.
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.
An outdoor lounge with a pool area a Jacuzzi a fireplace and alfresco dining encourages the homeowners to spend cooler evenings under the stars as they soak in the unabated view on offer. Décor artwork and the color scheme used indoors complements the earthy exterior which also showcases rusted-steel panels and large glass windows.
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.
The idea was to create a contemporary home for two sisters with two separate individual homes that blend into one even while giving both its occupants ample privacy. The floor plan created a cozy structure with wooden walls that offered two rooms a dining and a sitting room a bathroom a kitchen and a terrace for each of them to enjoy.