The view of Lake Washington is the family's favorite part about their home. They spend lots of time enjoying the outdoors and admiring the view, so they added a pool to this backyard. Having the pool so close to the lake makes the family feel as if Lake Washington really is right in their own backyard.
The family loves to look out their back door and see the lovely views of Lake Washington, so several gigantic windows were added to the back side of the house. Each level was then given a balcony so that the family could enjoy the views from different vantage points. The balconies each have glass railings so that nothing can get in the way of this family's love of the water.
One of the best things about this kitchen is its view of the Puget Sound. To maximize this feature, a wrap-around window bank was installed to enhance the family's enjoyment of the beautiful scenery. Not only do the windows give the family a great view of the ocean from their kitchen, they also let in tons of natural light, which gives the space the feeling of having the ocean right at its doorstep.
Hand-hewn wood trusses add a rustic note to this relaxing coastal bedroom. French doors open to a deck with expansive views of the Puget Sound, while a neutral color scheme keeps the room feeling spacious and calm.
Previously one story, this classic rambler was remodeled to add a second floor and update the exterior feel of the house. The design kept the pitch of the original roofline, but gave more emphasis to the height the house now has.
This family loves the water and are enthusiastic amateur divers. They wanted an underwater theme in the main floor bathroom, so the countertop is made out of recycled glass and evokes the natural waves of the ocean, while the back splash, made of shell-patterned strip tiles-recall the world under the water's surface.
Eric Gedney wanted to increase the light levels in the central circulation space. He achieved this by inserting a series of glass panels on the main staircase to reflect and funnel light down from the skylight above. The glass panel theme ties the Master Suite and Viewing Decks together.
This house had a previously neutral exterior, but the family wanted the exterior of their house to match the traditional cottage look of the interior, so they had cedar shingles added to give the house some color. They also added beefy, Craftsman style trim to really make the angles of the house pop against the dark cedar shingles and the green of the parterre garden.
The family's favorite thing about their house is their view of the Puget Sound. And can you blame them? The house sits just at the edge of this wide expanse of undisturbed natural beauty. So, to take advantage of the ocean view, they had a patio designed that would focus all their attention to the sound. This patio is covered to provide plenty of shade on sunny days, while the roof of the patio extends beyond the roofline to draw the eye to the horizon.
It was important to this family that they have a space in their home to host their quilting lessons, so the kitchen was designed with that in mind. The over sized kitchen island made the perfect space for that, but they needed a durable material for the countertops. Enter Bubinga wood. Bubinga wood is an African hardwood that is not only beautiful, but is also extremely durable. This kitchen countertop is cut from a slab of Bubinga wood that is three inches thick, making it plenty durable to sustain the wear and tear of beginning quilters.