This contemporary hillside residence was designed by Castanes Architects to embrace its landscape of a unique bay located on the Puget Sound, Washington. The design of the home was structured around a major and minor circulation axis, with various living zones branching off. The architects planned a series of inner courtyards which also intertwines with the main axis.
This helps to break up the various functions of the interior spaces and to maximize the views throughout the dwelling. Close attention was given to the delineation between public and private zones. This was achieved through the use of a large pivoting door on the main axis. This can be closed to give privacy and separation from the public and private use.
“One concept behind this layout was the ability to add to the minor axis at a later date if more room was needed,” states the architects. Careful attention throughout the project can be seen in all the fine details throughout the residence. This is the foundation for which the architects are known for in their work. This is evident in the design and construction of the kitchen, which is the heart of the home. It is also where the homeowners enjoy spending most of their time.
What We Love: This spectacular home on Puget Sound offers its homeowners a peaceful refuge to relax and entertain. With walls of glass enveloping inner courtyards, its easy to see why this home would be called “sanctuary home”. It offers a peaceful environment from the design features to its surrounding landscape… Readers, please share with us what your thoughts are on this home. Is there any features that you like or don’t like?
Have a look at another incredible home tour that we have featured here on 1 Kindesign from the portfolio of Castanes Architects: Modern lakeside dream: Lake Washington Residence.
Photos: Aaron Leitz
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