[All photos by BUILD LLC]
Recently BUILD LLC finished up a modern residential project in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. Today’s post covers the interior package and we’ve got plenty of information to share about the materials, methods and design ideas – all with a healthy supply of links for you to check out. You can take a look at the exterior package here and some night shots here. Many, many more links can be found on the home-owners extremely thorough journal documenting the process.
The living room takes advantage of a sweeping view capturing the Puget Sound, Bainbridge Island, light-houses, boats going by… you get the picture. The floor is a stained bamboo and we used painted MDF baseboard for the recessed base trim. The Prodema rainscreen slides past the window system and becomes part of the interiors to provide warm interior textures and to create a solid architectural expression of the fin wall.
We like to incorporate a fireplace that provides the element of fire but not at the expense of over-design. The sleek look of a Heat & Glo fire box is then wrapped with blackened, waxed steel plate to align with the modern geometry of the living room. A set of (3) Raumplus S3000 sliding doors provide privacy and darkened conditions for a media room beyond. When closed, the sliders blend well with the adjacent walls. Nelson pendant lights hang from the ceiling providing an element of sculpture in addition to lighting the space.
A second floor loft provides light, air circulation, and view from the upper floor bedrooms. TAM Skylights are situated above the loft for additional natural light – their motor operation allows the hot air to ventilate in the summer months. Recessed wall lights by
The stair and loft guardrails are constructed of blackened, waxed steel with steel dowels at the horizontals. The stair treads are custom made bamboo planks to match the flooring. Recessed FC Lighting wall lights keep the illumination simple and out of the way. The entry floor is an acrylic cement hybrid which provides a nice visual separation between the living room and kitchen.
A home automation system is powered by a combination of Myro and a Leviton Vizia RF+ Z-Wave network. Almost every control in the house is operable via iPhone, Myro panel, or remote control, and certain actions occur automatically as people walk through the house.
The wenge veneer cabinet package at the kitchen was completed by SPD and comes complete with an integral aluminum tube wine storage rack. Linnea drawer and door pulls are used for a consistent modern look throughout.
We kept a simple material palette by using white Chroma countertops at the cabinet banks and the kitchen island. The appliance package includes GE Monogram convection wall ovens, a Miele dishwasher, Samsung refrigerator, a GE Monogram induction cooktop and a sleek Zephyr island hood. The washer and dyer (located on the second floor) are also Samsung models.
The wenge cabinet package continues into the master bedroom and wallk-in closet. To provide greater privacy for varying morning schedules, the master bathroom is separated from the master bedroom via the walk-in closet. The master bath is equipped with double Ronbow box sinks, Dornbracht faucets, a Toto toilet, and Origami jetted tub from Bain. The glass shower enclosure was fabricated and installed by Distinctive Glass. The lighting at the master bath is a combination of Alinea overhead lights at the mirror and 5” can lights at the lid.
To differentiate itself from the other bathrooms in the home, the main floor powder room uses a slightly different palette of fixtures and tile. A Laufen Palomba sink gives the powder room a unique look and integrates with the custom cabinet package. The faucet is a Taron (aka China-bracht as it’s a good Dornbracht knock-off).
The simple material palette provides visual harmony and the subtle geometric moves frame the view.
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