Modern Oasis Medina House in Washington

Modern Oasis Medina House in Washington

The clients discovered a 1990s house while looking for a place to raise their family. The new residence designed by SkB Architects has western views to Lake Washington. The original 3,800-sqft house was an unusually austere interpretation of minimalist modern architecture.

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.

KEXP Headquarters

KEXP Headquarters in Seattle

Located in a 1962 World’s Fair exhibition hall, the landmarked building has transformed into a global music hub with music library, live performance spaces, DJ booths and offices. The design by SkB Architects features amenities tailored to road-weary musicians. The green room has a lounge, shower and laundry.

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.