The custom, cast-in-place concrete pavers are a unique feature of this garden’s hardscapes. Formed, poured, and finished onsite, they lay a path to the front door but also step up to define the transition between niche areas of experience. Layered concrete walls obscure the road and driveway from the garden and create the sense of stepping into the house’s living areas while remaining outside. At the front door, modern mirrored orb hanging planters from CB2 add layers and light.

Oasis In The City

Landscape designer scot eckley composes personalized, open-air rooms for living. Hardscapes and organics combine architecturally to create a peaceful but functional garden sanctuary just a wall away from this busy, urban seattle neighborhood.

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Portland interiors firm casework and contractor hammer & hand join together to overhaul this southwest portland condo, bringing in more function, as well as a “purposeful, clean, and cultivated” aesthetic.

Condo Reimagined

The remodel started with the kitchen, where the couple like to cook every day. Custom cabinetry by Hammer & Hand and Precision Custom Cabinets has a sleek integrated handle, and is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Rushing River. Appliances like the Sub-Zero Classic refrigerator/freezer, Blue Star range, and Sub-Zero wine storage are from Eastbank Contractor Appliances. The homeowners’ existing dining table and chairs are illuminated by the Huxley small pendant by Park Studio LA.

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Folding Sierra Pacific door reveals entire lower-level seating area located in outdoor room. Staircase left up to back of main level. Steps up to spa at right.

Modern Fit

Long-time residents of this well-established community on the shores of Lake Washington chose Seattle architect Paul Moon of Paul Moon Design to create a relaxed, contemporary home worthy of its surroundings, while Moon relied on Bender Wasenmiller Custom Builders of Bellevue to bring his vision fully and expertly to life.

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Timeless Tudor

seattle interior designer emily ruff of cohesively curated interiors worked hand-in-glove with ruslan Opanasevych of complete construction & remodel to transform a previously remodeled but awkward kitchen in this classic 1926 seattle home overlooking lake washington into an elegant, light-filled gathering place that no one wants to leave.

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The home’s exterior is decidedly modern, including Hardi Panel and Trim Lap siding painted in a sleek Charcoal and Black Ink from Benjamin Moore. The custom door by Pivot Door Company is reached via an elevated walkway.

Coming Home

Transforming a mature lot on Mercer Island into a Northwest Contemporary home for a family of five was a harmonious collaboration between homeowner, designer, architect, and builder. Eschewing tradition, these world travelers knew precisely what they wanted – and didn’t want – resulting in a dynamic, elegant, and casually welcoming home.

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Designed by architect Ryan Stephenson and constructed by Travis Gaylord of Alchemy Building Company, this project is “not your standard box with white siding,” says Gaylord. The façade combines Mutual Materials Slim Brick with Marvin Ultra windows from Cherry Creek Windows & Doors.

City Intersect

As a lake surrounded by green space, Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Stephenson Design Collective and Alchemy Building Company join together to create a modern home on its edge, balancing privacy with porosity, and celebrating the unique views of nature in the middle of the city.

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Historic Translation

Studio AM Architects teamed with Bender Wasenmiller Custom Builders to transform this oft-remodeled 1904 Seattle home into a jewel of a family home with better flow, fabulous kitchen, congruent roofline, cohesive exterior, and a full third story.

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Room to Grow

Country living that is sophisticated, livable, and private comes of age on this pastoral landscape. A complete landscaping overhaul complements the adjacent home and homeowners’ outdoor lifestyle.

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The Yo-Ju Courtyard House is designed by Wittman Estes and built by DME Construction. It opens to a rear courtyard, which fosters privacy and a place for the owners’ three children to play. Expansive glass doors by Quantum line two walls, so as to merge the interior and exterior, and create partial views through the main floor. In the dining room, a Dylan Dining Table from CB2 is lit by a Stix LED Pendant Light by Sonneman Lighting.

Yo-Ju Courtyard House

Wittman Estes and DME Construction craft a private retreat surrounded by nature in the most unlikely of places: a busy city street.

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NKBA Award Winners 2022 Kitchen + Bath Design

Evolving trends to our fast-changing work and home lives call for stylish updates. Seattle’s NKBA 2022 Design Awards celebrate the industry’s
kitchen and bath designers’ latest projects. Time to get inspired!

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Skyview

Trailblazing design studio William/Kaven Architecture transforms a busy corner of Northwest Portland with an extraordinary four-story modern home wrapped in exquisite terracotta tiles with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, impeccable landscaping, and a burbling water feature to drown out traffic noise, all immaculately constructed by iBuildPdx of Portland.

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Kristi Linsenmayer selected architects Dan Wickline and Brian Watzin of Prentiss + Balance + Wickline, alongside interior designer Emily Knudsen and Marble Construction, to help create her home in Ketchikan, Alaska. It cantilevers over the edge of its site to make the most of the surroundings. The shiplap cedar on the exterior of the home was milled locally and finished with Benjamin Moore Arborcoat, in black, while wraparound Koble VistaLuxe Windows further connect the interior to the outdoors.

A Dream Come True

With the help of a talented team, a Seattle pediatric dentist creates her dream home in Ketchikan, Alaska, as a place to settle in by the water and appreciate everything it has to offer, from relaxing sunset vistas to nighttime whale songs.

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By teaming with Cellar Ridge Construction of McMinnville, Seattle architect Nahoko Ueda was introduced to such trusted Oregon vendors as Portland Millwork, supplier of Andersen/Weiland Lift and Slide pocket doors and Western Window Systems, and Parr Lumber supplier of the emblematic horizontal cedar siding. An airy carport breaks up the mass of glass and steel, its roof deck now housing a hot tub providing a 360-degree view of the rolling Eola Hills.

Eola Hills

High on a hill above the Eola Hills wine country on one side with views of majestic mountain ranges and downtown Salem on the other, rises an 8,000 sq.ft. home designed by Ueda Design Studio and built by Cellar Ridge Construction of McMinnville whose simple, elegant lines echo Seattle architect Nahoko Ueda’s Japanese heritage.

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To adhere to the height restrictions, Telford + Brown dug into a bench on the hillside creating a linear, topically correct architectural design that opens every room to spectacular views of the Gorge, ranging from Mt. Adams to the north and Mt. Hood to the south. Easy Lock Standing Seam metal roofs in Charcoal from Taylor Metal in Salem, OR. Nakamoto Forestry charred Shou Sugi Ban Gendai Alkyd Oil Black siding.

Modern Simplicity

The combined talents, vision, and skills of Telford + Brown Studio Architecture and John Bloomster Construction, coupled with the passionate participation of the homeowners, served to bring this Mosier, Oregon, modern Pacific Northwest style home, which is perfectly nestled upon a ridge overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, vividly to life.

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Grounded, organic sensibilities are reflected in the gardens and massing of the house. Natural stones from Marenakos Rock Center crop up against the split-levelled house trimmed in Blackened Cedar Open Rainscreen Siding from LS Cedar. E&H Construction created the clear cedar sliding screen on site. Chin designed the solid maple topped dining table left with kitchen and living room beyond. At right, up a half-story, is a guest bedroom.

City Sanctuary

Magic happened when a talented architecturally trained designer Chris Chin of Vizit Studio and his wife Mandy purchased a triangular plot of land on a busy corner of one of Seattle’s iconic neighborhoods and hired Tim Hossner of rho Architects to co-design a very private Zen-like oasis expertly built by Brent Heath of E&H Construction.

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An alcove under the stairs overlooks a shade garden and is the perfect spot for the homeowners’ piano. A colorful series of paintings by Jaq Cartier complements a sculpture by Annie Morris.

The Perfect Perch

McClellan Architects and NB Design Group team up with DLH inc to craft a home that captures everything this Kirkland site has to offer, from sweeping Lake Washington views in every room, to elegant and peaceful moments sown throughout the interior.

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At the stove alcove, a Wolf range sits beneath a tiled hood with a Vent-A-Hood insert. The sink is from Shaws and the faucet from Rohl. The tile throughout is the Cloe Tile in White by Bedrosians. Visual Comfort pendants hang over the new island, which is a family hub of cooking and conversation, with Sea Pearl quartzite counters and vintage stools.

Renaissance English

Thanks to Kat Lawton Interiors, this new kitchen for a Tudor home on Mercer Island has an old soul, all while combining fluid function, durable materials, and an abundance of storage.

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The main floor rooms felt small, cramped, and dark in true Craftsman style. A large pass-through was opened from the kitchen to the dining area, realizing almost three times more counter space and bar seating suitable for entertaining.

Queen Anne Craftsman

This quintessential Seattle Craftsman on Queen Anne was well cared for over its 100 years. What it lacked were livability and a bit more stylish drama. Design-Build firm, The Pavilion Company took it in hand, combining the homeowners’ contemporary aesthetic with modern finishes while honoring the best of the original home.

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Sound House

Against all odds, including challenging site conditions, this stunning modern home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, designed by architects GO’C and built by Thomas Fragnoli Construction, surpassed owners Brandon Ebel and Sarah Jio’s imaginings.

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In the living room, Freres combined an Italian leather sofa and a Seal Chair, both from Design Within Reach, with a custom Calacatta marble-and-brass coffee table, atop a Wool Loloi rug. The vibrant painting is “Leaving Madagascar” by Paton Miller from Butters Gallery. “I saw this piece and it sort-of took my breath away,” says Freres. “It brings so much story and conversation.”

Shelter House

Inside and out, this beach retreat in Arch Cape, Oregon, evokes a sense of calm and belonging in the landscape, thanks to impeccable attention to detail from JHL Design.

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