Blackened steel structural moment frame for seismic resilience draws eye to sleek, handleless SieMatic upper cabinetry. SieMatic’s streamlined profile perfectly frames the dramatic Calacatta Statuario honed marble backsplash from Meta Marble and Granite. Moon raises the Thermador exhaust hood to showcase it. Same marble island features waterfall bookends. Waterstone faucet paired with Julien sink. Trio of Tech Lighting pendants. A pair of Electrolux refrigerators/freezers are joined for larger storage opportunities. Lengo Bastone wide plank ROMA European Elegance, European White Oak flooring.

Where the Trees Meet the Water

Magic happened when the owner of this prime real estate overlooking Lake Washington and downtown Seattle hired architect, designer, landscaper Paul Moon of Paul Moon Design and DME Construction to raze his 1970s Bellevue home and design/build an ultra-modern house nestled amongst a forest of stately Douglas firs.

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The new home, built to fit the vernacular of the historic compound, is situated on a knoll above great lawn looking toward Salish Sea through Quantum aluminum clad lift and slide doors. Custom dining table with stackable DWR profile chairs.

Island Retreat

When a young couple purchased a historic family compound on Orcas Island that included 10 outbuildings and an oddly modified central house that needed to be razed, they chose DeForest Architects and NB Design Group of Seattle to design a common space for multiple friends and family to come together to share.

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The mixed use of metals in the Thermador stovetop and hood, and brass pot-filler faucet and cabinet hardware work to add some sparkle to the room’s other surfaces. Open shelving provides convenient storage for plates, bowls and other dishes.

A Lighter Look

Interior Designer Molly Brown of Molly Brown Creative teamed with Venetian Stone Works to transform her home’s much-outdated kitchen, sourcing Calcutta marble from the same quarry outside Verona, Italy that Michelangelo used. The result – a bright, expansive and fully functional family-friendly space perfect for entertaining.

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Elizabeth Stretch of Stretch Design chose vital colors to enliven the living space: burgundy rug; fuchsia furnishings pop against Shou Sugi Ban fireplace.

Bayview Modern

David Coleman Architecture transformed a single-story Mid-Century Modern home overlooking Elliott Bay into a TWO-story, light-filled home with Danish Modern style and ambiance tied to multiple outdoor spaces. Mark Schilperoort of SBI Construction brought the complex design to life, including craning in the hefty steel package, and skillfully burying it.

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Lawton provides panache and comfort to the underused large living area with a pair of Moss Studio ottomans on brass bases. Upholstered in Pierre Frey bouclé fabric, the ottomans are not only beautiful, but kid-friendly as well. United Carpets Ltd. textured sisal rug adds ballast to existing plush rug. Sofa pillows provide texture and dynamic visuals to homeowners’ existing sofas and chairs.

Palette Play

Perplexed about how to take full advantage of the spacious living area in the 1930s Laurelhurst home they just purchased, this young family discovered a kindred spirit in Seattle interior designer Kat Lawton of Kat Lawton Interiors to whom they turned for advice.

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Three ergonomically designed raised brick planting beds with broad brick lips for lounging; located between BBQ, juice bar and she shed.

Farm to Table

A combination of unique entertaining areas, raised garden beds, and a relaxing she shed were created to bring the outside in in a way that relates intimately to one another despite their juxtaposition to the otherwise expansive spaces found in this 4,311 sq. ft. Home.

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Luck’s bright orange tea kettle was just one of the inspirational pieces from which Todd took her colorway clues. A Pendleton National Park – Crater Lake blanket that graces a pair of Vanguard barstools is another. A large repeat patterned Vervain short pile Italian velvet inspired the varied upholstery patterns on each chrome dining chair. Angular custom metalwork base replaces the original metal base on the handcrafted table to reiterate the airiness of Sierra Pacific metal windows.

Eclectic Vibe

International business executive Kristin Luck and Portland interior designer Angela Todd of Angela Todd Studios met at a time when Luck was at a critical crossroads in life.

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A rustic ceramic subway tile reaches from the countertop to the ceiling and echoes the tones used in both the revamped kitchen and casual eating area. Counters throughout are Cambria Torquay quartz. One window grew to a larger window and French doors to allow access to the large backyard and to let the light stream in. The couple, who are not fans of upper cabinets, limited their use to one corner, which provides a coffee station.

A Kitchen to Flip Over

A Salem couple flips their kitchen from front to back and is rewarded with an open, welcoming workspace, a new casual eating area and better flow to the backyard at one end and living areas at the other.

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High-Contrast Modern

The design brief for the kitchen and bath remodels of a Seattle home was make it all memorable, make it all modern and make it all something that the homeowners’ friends and family will definitely talk about.

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Architects teamed with Riverland Homes to replace an oft-remodeled 1930s home with modern Pacific Northwest design with unobstructed views of Oswego Lake. The team dug into steep hillside to accommodate stacked design. Truncated patio was replaced by a multi-layered landscape by Laura Canfield.

Lakeside Living

It didn’t take homeowners Susan and Gary Collar long to realize that the 1938 Lake Oswego home they had purchased for its prime lakeside real estate had undergone one too many remodels to support yet another.

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The home’s corrugated metal exterior creates its architectural splendor. Window above entry features perforated metal screen reiterating interior staircase design. Entry walkway adds unexpected diagonal angle to save existing tree’s roots. Evergreen tree provides year-round privacy.

Modern Lines

Architects Steve and Cheryl Click of Click Architects teamed with Donald Baptiste of LDB Homes, Architects Steve and Cheryl Click of Click Architects teamed with Donald Baptiste of LDB Homes, LLC, of Seattle to create this innovative modern home whose dramatic corrugated metal exterior with perforated metal detailing creates a very dynamic, yet purposeful architectural statement.

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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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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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Counterbalance

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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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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