• Seattle modern urban infill

    Built on an existing foundation, the design uses Corten steel clad walls to bracket two floors with views through the house from front to back. All photography by Benjamin Benshneider.

  • design for contemporary lifestyle

    The owners love art, cooking, gardening, and rusted steel and wanted the house to celebrate those things.

  • modern kitchen

    The interior walls are meant to provide space for a growing art collection.

  • holistic architecture

    A TV is hung from an overhead track allowing it to be positioned and rotated for viewing from the Kitchen, Dining, or Living spaces.

  • modern industrial stair

    A custom steel wide flange stringer holds walnut treads, and a perforated steel clad fireplace provides screening from the street.

  • modern interior design

    The Upper Floor has a linear skylight over a double height space to illuminate the art wall.

  • sustainable home design

    Two Bedrooms, a shared Bath, and a Laundry Room occupy the Upper Floor. The guardrail provides library shelving.

  • modern bathroom design

    Materials are left natural and meant to be the background to art and life, such as the hand rubbed graphite casework and doors.

  • custom art and architecture

    The owners commissioned artist Chris Buening to create a custom wall mural that will evolve and change over time.

  • environmental architecture

    The rear elevation extends the interior into the landscaped backyard with a stained cedar terraced deck and concrete steps.

beet residence

A new residence built off the foundation of a small bungalow