Queen Anne mid-modern residence in Seattle

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This Queen Anne mid-modern home has been transformed by design firm Coop 15 Architecture in Seattle, Washington. The northwest contemporary design was originally constructed by noted architect Paul Kirk. The owners Gavin & Jenny Kelly asked the architects to renovate and expand the house in 2008, they had two young children living in an 1,870 square foot, two-bedroom house, with very limited space for family activities. They extended and reordered the plan and form to create 2,400 square feet with a comfortable living/dining/kitchen area, open stair, and third bedroom plus children’s bath.

The power of the original design continues with walls that wrap over to create a roof. Original cedar-clad interior walls and ceiling were brightened with added glass and up to date lighting. The enlarged lower level also accommodated a media room and a spacious home office. Upstairs, the entry, and combined living/dining/kitchen area, were all expanded. The master bedroom and bath were reconfigured to create a little extra elbow room for 6’-7” Gavin, and the stair was completely changed to increase headroom.

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A steel beam was placed where the existing home ended and the entire form was stretched an additional 15 feet.

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The cedar ceilings and walls were restored and extended to accentuate the original concept.

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The dining room window aligns with and continues a break in the rolled roof plane drawing the eye inside to the exterior.

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Cost effective materials like laminate and quartz were used to create a durable and simple kitchen.

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A massive 12 foot wide sliding door (coated with a layer of chalkboard paint) obscures the media room.

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The shingle roofing material continues down the walls to create the appearance of a singular roof form.

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Photos: Will Austin

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