Named for the leafy Seattle community it calls home on the shore of Lake Washington, the Madrona House is two,400 square feet of cool, contemporary architecture for a youthful and creative household. Manufactured of concrete varieties, metal and glass, this modern home is an ode to sleek forms and clean surfaces.
In a city where organic sunlight is observed as a priceless commodity (significantly as space is to New Yorkers), architects Stephenson Design and style Collective manufactured positive to outfit this property with as several windows and light sources as possible to keep the darkness out and allow the Vitamin D in.
The foyer is a hall of floor-to-ceiling windows adorned by a striking all-natural wood staircase with clear glass railings. The kitchen employs horizontal windows under the cabinets in lieu of a backsplash, and utilizes skylights to maximize normal light over the island/dining table.
A frosted screen separates the bathroom from the bedroom to create privacy even though making it possible for natural light to flow in between the two spaces. Much more light is brought into the master suite via a window in the stroll-in shower.
Several storage options are developed into the architecture, from the display shelving over the stairs to the developed-in cabinets adjacent and the bookcase adjoining the kitchen island, allowing for much less furnishings and less clutter.
The poured concrete floors in this modern day Seattle house are sturdy and effortless to clean — a definite plus for this household with young youngsters. [Photography by Lara Swimmer]