Perched on a ridge in Bellevue, this residence boasts 180-degree views of the lake, Seattle, and beyond with the primary design goal of taking full advantage of this spectacular view from every room. The faceted form follows the ridge, offering different views from the various spaces throughout both levels of the home. By creating a design that fits seamlessly within the sloping hillside, the overall look and feel of the generously sized home is minimized while still providing the space necessary for a large family. The design takes cues from both classic and contemporary with modern undertones for a result that is timeless and will continue to fit with the family throughout the years.
Clean lines, sloped ceilings, and soaring windows surround an open floor plan to create an airy and spacious core of the home. A corner kitchen with a large island and bar blends right into a living and formal dining space, each with his own outdoor counterpart for a variety of flexible spaces that allow for large gatherings, intimate conversation and nooks for individuals. While the outdoor patio off the dining room is the one area of the residence without a view, it instead looks inward and takes on a reflective nature with a stepped landscape, cascading water feature, intimate seating areas and festoon lighting.
The panoramic views are clearly the focus with a large deck running the length of the residence and doubling as a cover for the patio below along with multiple outdoor living spaces with either a fire pit or integrated heating units for year round enjoyment. On the upper level, the master suite includes a soaking tub and over-sized walk-in shower along with a double vanity with a view. The lower level is host to children’s suites along with a family entertainment room complete with space to enjoy a movie or play pool as a family.
PROJECT Bellevue Contemporary Residence - New Residential Construction
DATE OF COMPLETION 2017