Nestled near Greenlake in Seattle, this three-story residence was designed and built from the ground up to accommodate the dynamic needs of a growing family. Initially planned as a remodel, the original structure was deemed unsalvageable during demolition, leading to a completed rebuild. This allowed the house to be relocated to the optimal position on the lot, providing ample space for a generous yard and an inviting separate living unit in the basement for visiting family or friends.
Upon entering the home, the main floor reveals a modern, open-plan concept, merging the primary living areas into a great room while maintaining distinct, purposeful spaces. Craftsman-style ceiling coffers and trim help to delineate these areas while maintaining a sense of cohesion and flow throughout the entire space. The striking black staircase railing is a focal point at the entrance. The bold black walls and ceiling extend into the adjacent den, creating a subtle sense of separation and intimate space within the open concept. Transitioning into the kitchen, neutral blue cabinets harmonize with the tile surrounding the fireplace, while brass hardware and lighting provide a distinctive contrast and a touch of luxury. The expansive island is the centerpiece of the open floor plan with its waterfall quartz countertops, sleek cooktop, and flush-mounted range hood amplifying the sophisticated quality of the space. The dining room, encircled by windows, is filled with light even on a cloudy day. Glass folding doors along the far side of the dining and living room seamlessly connect the interior to the spacious, covered deck overlooking the backyard.
The second floor houses the primary suite, the children’s rooms, a bathroom, an office, and a laundry room. The bedrooms feature expansive windows and brightly lit spaces. The primary bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with skylights, allowing the jewel-toned blue walls and the gold light fixture to stand out. On the staircase down to the lower level, a glass door offers a connection to the lush side yard before further descending to the daylit basement unit. This self-contained walk-out basement has a full kitchen, an additional bedroom, a bathroom, and a recreational space perfect for guests or extended family.