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This hillside home in Seattle is inspired by the views of the Puget Sound

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This contemporary hillside home was designed by Chadbourne + Doss Architects, located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. For their new dwelling, the owners requested an adventurous sanctuary inspired by the forest, sea, and skies of the Salish Sea. They also wanted their home to age well and support their active lifestyle while adapting to them as they age.

Perched on a corner site, this 5,500-square-foot residence opens to the westerly views of the sea and the Olympic Mountains. A central entry courtyard encapsulates the idyllic atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Chadbourne + Doss Architects STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Harriott Valentine Engineers Inc. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Land Morphology

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What We Love: This hillside home in Seattle offers its inhabitants a welcoming respite with inviting views of the Sound and Seattle skyline. Despite its modern design, the use of walnut and cedar brings warmth into the dwelling. Overall, we are loving the cantilevered viewing deck and the central courtyard with the water feature and walnut swings to create a wonderful feeling of zen.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home do you like best and what would you change if this was your home? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: Home Tour: A 1930s historic home in Seattle gets a modern makeover and Net-zero cabin provides an urban refuge that communes with nature.

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Above: The home features a custom cedar entry gate. With various indoor and outdoor living spaces, this dwelling provides places for rest, relaxation, work, and exercise.

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Above: The entry courtyard features board-formed concrete walls and tranquil water features with walnut swings that hover over the water. There is also a large patio and fire pit that showcases views of the Sound.

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The exterior material palette includes concrete, zinc siding, painted aluminum panel, and western red cedar. The materials were sourced for their durability and timeless character. Deep overhangs provide shelter from the elements while enabling the winter sun to penetrate deep into the dwelling.

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Above: At the entry courtyard, a three-story wall of glazing reveals a suspended steel and walnut staircase.

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The interior material palette is inspired by the Puget Sound forests with walnut flooring and cedar ceilings; the water with concrete, dark sintered stone, stainless steel, and blackened steel; and the sky with Bianco Treviso quartzite and white plaster finishes. The panoramic glazing invites nature inside.

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Above: The office features its own private, covered deck with breathtaking views over the Salish Sea and the Olympic Mountains.

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To allow for optimal views, this home features high-performance windows and doors with narrow metal frames. For electrical needs, there is a photovoltaic solar array on the flat roof.

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Above: A spacious patio with a view, designed for entertaining family and friends.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Kevin Scott

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