Vaulted ceilings add a sense of spaciousness to the kitchen/dining room when families gather for meals. Wire brushed wide plank oak flooring with custom finish by Natural Creations runs throughout home. Painted Benjamin Moore Gray Garden kitchen island by Traditional Woodcraft. Bosch electric cooktop with Clé Zellige backsplash tiles; freestanding custom stained oak shelving. Shiplap 1x6 walls by Windsor One. Custom hood and cabinetry: Traditional Woodcraft. Oversized Circa Lighting pendants. Custom dining table by Meyer Wells; Four Hands dining chairs.

Second to Nature

Steve Hoedemaker and Kelly Jimenez of Hoedemaker Pfeiffer in Seattle answered a unique challenge when designing this forever lakeside vacation home alongside a revered 1920s family fishing cabin by mixing architectural simplicity with a modern aesthetic suitable for two siblings’ families and the generations beyond.

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The steel-and-wood-clad Stirrup House features Fleetwood Kona Windows beneath a steel roof system that flexes beneath weighty snow. Glass-box master suite right occupies the secondary portion of “T” shape architecture. 
Photography ©Aaron Leitz

Framing the View

When a prominent Ketchum, Idaho gallery owner introduced her art-loving fiancé to award-winning Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig, the desire to build a Kundig home was born. Nestled amidst a warren of Aspen trees, the house rises dramatically to enjoy the view, while simultaneously honoring the couple’s extraordinary art collection.

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Kitchen updates include honing existing polished granite island countertop, refacing the cabinet doors, and tucking a series of task-lighting pendants by John Pomp into a recessed ceiling. Mayer Design, Inc. custom standout metal and cast glass nook table is a focal point. Sun Valley Bronze hardware on the cabinets completes the look.

Snoqualmie Ridge Remodel

To open the kitchen, living room and breakfast nook, Andy Patterson of Patterson Ruehlmann Design + Architecture, replaced a glass fireplace that cordoned the living spaces off with a stunning 3-sided fireplace that opens rooms to one another.

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The renewed kitchen was taken from Tuscany to Nantucket with the use of white cabinets, counters and backsplash. The change answered the homeowners’ desires for a light-filled space that honored the home’s exterior architecture. To marry old and new and here and there, the designers used statuary marble on counters, Parisian stools are placed around the island and blue-and-white striped cushions are on the bamboo-like antique chairs by Baker.

Coming Home To Yarrow Point

It was a very brief timeline. An Australian family recently arrived to Seattle had purchased a 6,500-square foot home and needed it remodeled and fully furnished within seven and a half weeks. “And we did it,” recalled Kate Robertson who is partners with her sister Susie Bumstead in Trove Interiors. “It was crazy, but we got it done.”

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Tucked into the Badger Mountain foothills, this 5,000 sq. ft. linear Pacific Northwest modern home with Pagoda-like roof and deep overhangs sits perpendicular to the slope with expansive views in two directions. Eschewing the usual daylight basement styles found locally, architect Taylor Callaway designed a concrete and stucco basement for the blended family’s children bedrooms, then trimmed the setback main floor in clear Western Red Cedar. The entry element has switchbacks and geometric forms to make the trek more interesting.

In the Foothills of Badger Mountain

Taylor Callaway of Seattle’s First Lamp teamed with Mandy Callaway Interiors to create this award-winning modern home that answered the needs of a newly blended family that references Japanese architecture, the big sky, and open spaces found at the foot of Richland’s Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve.

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The home’s entrance, contrary to most lakeside homes, faces the water, embraced by a golden-hued garden.

Lakeside Charmer

Taking cues from the shimmering views of Lake Washington, Colleen Knowles of Colleen Knowles Interior Design updated this oft-used area of this family home with a lightness of color, durable, color-fast fabrics and an eye to bringing the outside in.

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The Taj Mahal quartzite topped island is the focal point of the new kitchen while cabinets wrap around the walls before ending at a china hutch fitted with a beverage refrigerator. A beam is the only remnant of the wall that cut the kitchen in half. Designer Popov diminished the beam’s impact by dividing the wall into sink and range zones and steering the eye to shelving above the sink. Beside the refrigerator, the pantry was built around a venting pipe in a second accommodation of the home’s structural history.

Going Green

The kitchen of a 1929 Seattle bungalow gets new energy in a major remodel that honors the home’s architectural tradition while making the space suitable to modern life by bringing light, color, organization and style to the center of the home.

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Venetian Stone Works installed the Pental quartz island countertop. The eye-catching island beadboard cabinetry features Sherman Williams Mount Etna paint for visual contrast. White subway tile backsplash wraps around a pair of Milgard Tuscany windows flanking the Fisher Peykel range. Article barstools are comfortable and easy-to-clean even with kids. Eakman Construction worked closely with Prince and Lindman to successfully deliver Beth’s vision. Delta Trinisic Champagne bronze fixtures. Black hardware echoes Craftsman style pendants by Restoration Hardware.

Quintessential Bungalow

White Space Design Group, Atelier Drome architects and Eakman Construction worked as a unit with the owners of this 1927 bungalow whose original galley kitchen was estranged from the rest of the home to create a more family-friendly juxtaposition of kitchen to dining area, flooded now with more life-giving window light.

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The kitchen, bathroom and laundry room of an historic Mercer Island home receive modernizing and stylish updates that pay homage to the house’s architectural roots and honor the homeowners’ own family history.

History Made New

The kitchen, bathroom and laundry room of an historic Mercer Island home receive modernizing and stylish updates that pay homage to the house’s architectural roots and honor the homeowners’ own family history.

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Allan Farkas of Eggleston|Farkas Architects of Seattle teamed with Steven Hensel of Hensel Design Studios to transform this ultra-modern two-story loft into an open floor plan that embraces both its soaring industrial architecture and softer elements of the interior design.

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On the other side of the great room, an expansive kitchen and dining area provide abundant entertaining space. The couple often host large gatherings and wanted to ensure that everyone would feel welcome without anyone feeling crowded. Beyond the dining room is the backyard patio and garden that provide additional areas in which to host guests.

Dreaming of Home

Looking for a home that was neither too big nor too small, a Wilsonville couple’s quest for the just right home led them to a street of dreams where they were able to build a bespoke home that weds old world character with new world verve.

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Sited on a 1.2 acre, heavily forested property, this home in the Portland area feels enveloped by the landscape. The exterior blends traditional stucco in two different shades as well as vertical red cedar. Wide overhangs protect the siding while also creating strong horizontal lines in contrast to the vertical cedar. A reflecting pool near the front entrance pulls in light and sets a spa-like tone even before you step inside.

Wildwood: A Forested Home in the City

Heart of the city. Heart of the forest. This sylvan retreat in Portland, Oregon, is close to everything, but feels a world apart. With a clean, contemporary style and warm, inviting spaces, this custom home nurtures a family’s connection to one another, and the outdoors.

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Color-impregnated curly maple herringbone entry flooring by Provenza Floors. Kush Rugs; Kelly Wearstler black Souffle chairs; Barcelona Couch from Design Within Reach.

Modern Compound

Spectacular things happened when these homeowners, armed with a clear vision of the ultra-modern home they wanted to create, teamed with Shannon Ponciano of Ponciano Design and Craig Moody of Northwest Classic Homes for the third time to create a home like no other.

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Inspired by early 20th-century national parks buildings, Hoedemaker Pfeiffer set out to create a secluded, yet playful retreat to enhance Their clients’ vacation home on Whidbey Island. taking advantage of Pacific Northwest materials and sensibilities, The Fieldhouse is designed as a place for sport and recreation.

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An open steel frame staircase with oak treads echo the home’s wide plank European oak flooring. Large Loewen windows bath the staircase in light along with a trio of Finnish Secto pendants. Artiss’s own slab ceramic box on paired black and white oak Josh Vogel coffee tables.

Harbor House

After purchasing this plum piece of real estate overlooking Bainbridge Island’s historic Washington State Ferry Dock, interior designer Tracey Artiss collaborated with architect Devin Johnson of Johnson Squared and Tish Treherne of Bliss Garden Design to design a home and garden with minimalist farmhouse style.

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Sleek Poggenpohl “+Segmento” walnut and white satin lacquer finish cabinetry creates a clean, modern framework around which the unique kitchen was designed. A composite stone with faint charcoal veining adds drama to the double waterfall edge island. Mirror finished custom hood design is a gleaming focal point.


When Six Walls Interior Design teamed up with Taylor Building & Design, LLC, to create an ultra-modern kitchen and bath for The Houghton House, an award-winning contemporary home designed with McCullough Architects that overlooks Lake Washington, the results were not only aesthetically pleasing, but also warm, inviting and highly functional.

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By reverse-positioning the living and dining areas upstairs on the top floor, Rogers and Hale give homeowners the opportunity to fully enjoy the spectacular views of downtown Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. A pair of Fleetwood doors open onto a balcony tucked between the two main rooms, while a floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood window provides a view downward into the first-floor entry foyer. The U-shaped central staircase with capped skylight rises directly behind it, opening onto the view.

Skyline Living

This luxurious custom-built home located on Queen Anne Hill pays homage to traditional Georgian style architecture with a modern twist. Designed and constructed by Richard Rogers of R&R Development Company in concert with Seth Hale of MAS Architect, the home’s Fleetwood windows and doors provide unobstructed views from the Cascades to the Olympics.

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Dumont reiterates black, white, and gold palette throughout entry: painted wood paneling, steel staircase, Visual Comfort Cubist pendant, Arteriors sconces, hex-shaped table, and artwork. French doors flank Marvin aluminum clad windows.

Water’s Edge

Charged with seemingly impossible guidelines to build a modern home on prime Mercer Island waterfront property, Brad Sturman of Sturman Architects, Inc., joined homeowners, contractor Gallagher Co., and interior designer Gwenaël Dumont of ID By Gwen, to meet not only the permitting demands, but also create an artful, clean-lined home perfect for the family’s needs.

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Williams’ architectural design lends new importance to the master by placing it above the garage now tucked out of sight below. Privacy comes from a wraparound concrete balcony. Shapiro Ryan’s wide concrete walkway rises elegantly through the graduated, terraced minimalist landscape, with grass eye-break before Williams’ wood and steel fencing perched atop concrete.

Hillside Modern

Award-winning architect Lane Williams of Lane Williams Architects of Seattle teamed with landscape designers Clare Ryan and Martha Shapiro of Shapiro Ryan Design to transform this 1966 Clyde Hill rambler into a modern residence whose formerly intrusive garage now disappears below ground, allowing architecture and new landscape to fit gracefully into the neighborhood.

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There were two elements of the 1925 cottage kitchen that Chelly knew she would maintain: the arched entry into the breakfast nook and the original windows and glass. Adding display shelves with corbel brackets increased storage space, as did the construction of new cabinetry painted Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron like the kitchen cabinets. Mixing modern with period correct furnishings inspired the combo of comfy Design Within Reach Globus chairs paired with a traditional wrought iron legged table from Rejuvenation.

Eastmoreland Cottage Kitchen

In 2003, Chelly Wentworth, now owner of C-Change Design, and her husband Phil moved from the Santa Cruz mountains to Portland, where Chelly began working for Neil Kelly as a Design Consultant.

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