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Courtyard House in Seattle, Washington by DeForest Architects

 
March 29th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: DeForest Architects

Compressed between a narrow lane and Lake Washington, this project is an exercise in negotiating the competing demands of prospect and refuge. The owners asked for a welcoming modern home with a sense of privacy and seamless connection between indoors and out.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: DeForest Architects
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Contractor: Prestige Residential Construction
  • Interior Design: NB Design Group
  • Landscape Architects: Allworth Design
  • Structural Engineers: Harriott Valentine Engineers

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

DeForest Architects responded with a main floor that flows from private entry courtyard through the great room and out to a series of waterfront entertaining spaces. Floor-to-ceiling lift-slide doors and hidden steel structure maximize the sense of openness. At the upper level, a band of channel glass running the length of the house affords privacy while admitting natural light and providing glimpses of the courtyard and a green roof. Each of the four bedrooms has a view of the lake and private deck and even the guest bath and laundry are daylit by floor-to-ceiling channel glass.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

This home demonstrates that modern design can embrace seeming opposites — dramatic and nuanced, enfolding and expansive, comfortable and elegantly contemporary.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

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