Complete renovation and addition of an existing 1940 home located in the Madrona Neighbourhood of Seattle. The design consists of a new main floor Great Room with a large kitchen exposed to the a grove of trees with views to Lake Washington to the East. The second level is defined by two wings (bedrooms) pierced by a triangular shaped “Wedge” that presents a central atrium space filled with natural light and becomes the heart of the home. The exterior is wrapped with dark stained vertical cedar siding with simple eave and rake details. The “front door” is relocated to the south and accessed by a new cascading stairway that passes a diamond shaped concrete column in which the second-floor addition rests on. Cedar siding accents are installed at the entry and north patio to provide for a warm exterior space. Total area equals 3,500 square feet, and the basement is planned to be a future Accessory Dwelling Unit.
ABKJ is a design services firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington known as the US Global Center. Founded in 1956, we have provided leadership and support for the most challenging and recognizable projects in the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and around the world for private and public clientele requiring the highest level of capabilities.