Madrona House

Seattle Buildings: Washington Architecture

Madrona House

This house was designed as a second home for a Bay Area couple as a summer retreat to spend the warm summer months away from the fog in San Francisco.
Built on a steep slope and a narrow lot, this 4000 square foot home is spread over 3 floors, with the master, guest and kids bedroom on the ground floor, and living spaces on the upper floor to take advantage of the views.

Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle

Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle Building

Design: Olson Kundig, Architects

Originally housing a Dr. Pepper bottling plant the architectural design preserves much of the building’s hard-won industrial patina. The design team was inspired by winemaker’s in-your-face attitude to create a raw space.

Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle

Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle

Design: WATG, Architects

This mixed-use development totals nearly 950,000 sqft at the intersection of an up-and-coming neighborhood and an established downtown core. Two residential towers, 440 feet tall, sit above a mixed-use podium.

Elliott Bay House Seattle

Elliott Bay House in Seattle

Design: FINNE Architects

This house is located on a narrow site facing Puget Sound. The architectural massing wraps around a south-facing courtyard containing a large reflecting pool with two “floating” basalt boulders.

Cascadia Remodel in Seattle

Cascadia Remodel in Seattle

Design: Balance Associates Architects

Project focused on a 1940’s house in Seattle: the kitchen, garage and basement were all that remained standing after demolition. The basic layout remained but spaces were opened up to the view and to each other.

Push Pull Residence

Push Pull Residence in Seattle

Design: MW|Works Architecture+Design

Located on a tight, narrow urban lot in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, this project explores the potential for a modern infill projects that is both lively and responsible.

Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building

Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building Expansion

Design: LMN Architects

Initial design for an expansion and renovation to the Asian Art Museum in Seattle. As Seattle Art Museum’s original home located in the Olmsted-designed Volunteer Park, the building will get its first substantial renovation since it was completed in 1933.

Mazama House Methow Valley

Mazama House, Methow Valley

Design: Finne Architects

Located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, about 200 miles northeast of Seattle. The house has been carefully placed in a copse of trees at the easterly end of a large meadow.

Lark Residence in Seattle

Lark Residence in Seattle

Design: Stephenson Design Collective

A small home in the residential neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, WA was carefully dismantled by hand to salvage every piece of material to create the Lark House. A covered patio off of the living room doubles interior space when opened.