This elegant lakefront condo in Kirkland has been remodeled to provide the owners with a contemporary home featuring custom finishes and ample storage throughout. The owners are world travelers and use the Seattle area as their home base. Creating a space that was both a relaxing retreat for themselves and an inviting space for family dinners was crucial. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is a cozy 1,269 square feet, which meant that every inch of the space was carefully calculated to ensure that maximum efficiency for both storage and comfortable living. Our architecture and interior design teams worked closely throughout the entire design and construction process to ensure every detail was perfected.
As you enter the condo you are welcomed with a brightly polished hallway with custom niches to display artwork that the homeowners have collected. Beneath, a custom sized runner sits in the hallway elegantly guiding the visitor into the living room towards an expansive waterfront view.
Prior to the remodel, the condo was filled with dark cabinets and floors, which made the space feel quite small. The solution was to open up the space through the use of lighter hues mixed with strategically placed rich woods. The new seamless look minimizes visual distraction while offering an increase in storage throughout the entire space.
In the living room, a fireplace was removed to offer additional space while the corner bar remained in its original location but received a significant face lift to maintain the seamless look throughout. The removal of the fireplace offered the prime opportunity to create the grand entertainment with storage space on all sides. Rows of custom cabinetry flow elegantly from one side of the room to the other. The fluid design of the space is emphasized by the detailed variation throughout the cabinetry. The homeowners requested storage that could be utilized for both display and to enclose certain items. In the corner, the bar mixes open and enclosed shelving with glass doors, a style that is mimicked at the built-in desk at the end of the room. The subtle shift across all the shelving is blended exquisitely to add visual interest and points of warmth and comfort where personal touches are displayed.
The new seamless look minimizes visual distraction while offering an increase in storage throughout the entire space.
The subtle shift across all of the shelving is blended exquisitely and adds visual interest and intrigue.
The living room embodies a space that is the signature of refined tranquility. The Italian-made couch and lounge chairs were hand-crafted in the US and selected in neutral leather to maintain the brightness within the space, while also allowing for transitions throughout the year with seasonal pillows and throws. A lush rug with colorful texture brings the seating elements together & contribute to sound dampening for the unit below. The two lounge chairs facing the window create a delightful place to relax with a book or enjoy a glass of wine, while overlooking the water just below.
In the kitchen every angle signifies a clean and modern appeal that is ideal for a dinner with the family. The host can cook and still engage with the guests while they sit at the dining room banquette that overlooks the waterfront. There are selective areas for opening shelving - one that is above the sink where often used items like coffee mugs can be conveniently placed. Another is beneath the countertop facing the dining area to showcase a few signature items and allow easy access for table settings.
In the kitchen every angle signifies a clean and modern appeal that is ideal for a dinner with the family.
The primary and guest bathrooms filled with a mix of warm and cool tones that are balanced with clean white countertops for spaces that are both functional and luxurious. Specifically, the primary features a crisp marble-looking porcelain throughout, complimented by an organic three-dimensional tile joining the main bath and shower spaces. Concealed under the shelf, fixtures illuminate the space and accent the ample storage opportunities.
Both the primary bedroom and guestroom have a full-length wall of wardrobe cabinetry that provides plentiful space – allowing for each room to be free from clutter that maintains an elegant yet comfortable space. The lighting in each room evokes a cozy glow, echoing the feeling of the bedding selections. In the primary bedroom there are two gold pendant lights that hang right above the nightstands adding a beautiful radiance.
The primary and guest bathrooms are filled with a mix of warm and cool tones that are balanced with clean white countertops for spaces that are both functional and luxurious.