This elegant lakefront condo in Kirkland, the home base for its globetrotting owners, was transformed into a contemporary home with a blend of custom finishes and ample storage. The goal was to craft a tranquil retreat for the owners and an inviting space for family gatherings. Every inch of the cozy 1,269 sf two-bedroom, two-bathroom space was meticulously designed to ensure optimal storage and living comfort.
On entry, the bright hallway features custom niches to display artwork that the homeowners have collected. A custom runner beneath guides visitors into the living room, offering sweeping waterfront views. The prior dark cabinets and floors were replaced with lighter hues and strategically placed rich wood to visually expand and unify the space. Increased storage was integrated throughout. In the living room, removing a fireplace offered space for a grand entertainment center with storage space on all sides, while the corner bar was modernized to maintain visual consistency. The Italian-made couch and lounge chairs were hand-crafted in the US and selected in neutral leather to maintain brightness within the space, while a lush rug adds warmth and reduces noise. A delightful window-side nook, ideal for reading or wine sipping, overlooks the water. The sleek kitchen design facilitates seamless interaction between the cook and dining guests. Open shelving above the sink and beneath the countertop displays signature items and offers easy access to table settings.
The primary and guest bathrooms balance warm and cool tones with crisp white countertops, resulting in a luxurious and functional space. The primary features are porcelain resembling marble and organic three-dimensional tile. Hidden fixtures illuminate the space and highlight storage. Both bedrooms feature full-length wardrobe cabinetry, allowing for clutter-free spaces that maintain elegance and comfort. Cozy lighting complements the bedding selections, with gold pendant lights adding a warm glow to the primary bedroom.