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Tour this warm and contemporary house that overlooks Lake Washington

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This contemporary lake house was designed by Stuart Silk Architects, nestled on a quiet bay on the western shore of Lake Washington in Seattle. The principal goal when designing this home was to capitalize on the spectacular lake views that makes this property special.

Inside, you will find that the entire dwelling is focused on bringing the waterside views into the most used living spaces. This includes a large great room containing the kitchen, dining, and living areas in addition to the outdoor living areas and the bedroom suite on the upper level.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Stuart Silk Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Stuart Silk Architects and Shelter Interiors LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SCJ Studio CONSTRUCTION McKinney Group

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The home’s exterior features Victoria White Spanish Limestone cladding two traditional gable forms that are woven together with contemporary steel details into a timeless composition.  The front approach of the home is through a private courtyard, across a soothing linear water feature, arriving at the entry.

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The goal for the design of this dwelling was to create open and light-filled living spaces that feel contemporary, yet warm and approachable.

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The custom pivoting front door and carefully crafted screen above are stained wood, intended to feel open and inviting while providing a sense of privacy from the inside.

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The exterior stone carries through into the entry hall to anchor a dramatic cantilevered staircase, each stained wood and stone tread defying gravity by floating off the stone wall.

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Floor-to-ceiling sliding steel doors were used throughout, which open the rooms to the cool lake breezes and warm morning light.  The effect is maximized in the great room with an upward sloping roof plane that reaches 12-feet tall and reaches all the way out to the water’s edge.

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What We Love: This Lake Washington house provides its occupants with sweeping lake views and plenty of fantastic design details throughout. From the beautiful material and color palette to the stylish furnishings and accessories, every detail was well executed. We are especially loving the living room with its inviting seating area, cozy fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the peaceful bayside setting.

Tell Us: What do you find most appealing in the design of this home and why in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: Waterfront retreat built for entertaining on the San Juan Islands and Modern cabin inspired by Danish design on the Hood Canal, Washington.

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The interior architecture is defined by a richness of material textures with a muted northwest color palette. Softly stained wood ceilings, floors, and cabinets are complimented with natural stone and custom patinaed steel accents at the kitchen hood and island, fireplace hearth, and entry stair.

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Above: In the living room, the area rug is by Kush Rugs, Portland, OR

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Above: In the kitchen, the custom bar stools are by MTC, Woods Cross, UT.

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Above: In the dining room, the upholstery fabric on the chairs is by Sahco, Nuremberg, Germany

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A blackened steel wine showcase, moody wall coverings, a destination closet, and statement light fixtures add some pop and personality.

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Above: The blossom wall covering is by Phillip Jeffries, Fairfield, NJ

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PHOTOGRAPHER Whitney Kamman / GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER Miranda Estes Photography

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