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Lake Washington Overlook

  • Total Square Footage
    2,400
  • Remodel Square Footage
    1,460
  • Location
    Seattle
  • Contractor
  • Structural Engineer
    Todd Perbix
  • Photography

The renovation of a 1961 architect designed midcentury house overlooking Lake Washington.

The house was updated to suit a modern lifestyle and embrace the view, while preserving its original character.

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Site

A 1961 house designed by George Lucker nestled into a hillside overlooking Lake Washington in Seattleā€™s Seward Park neighborhood.

Program

Perched on a hillside, the house felt removed from the landscape surrounding it and lacked the flexibility required for an evolving modern family. The client desired to open and integrate living spaces, embrace views of Lake Washington and the Cascade mountains beyond and bring light into a dark entry and master bath.

Design

The exposed structural grid was utilized and used as an organizing pattern for the house. The kitchen, living room and dining were opened and integrated for flexibility. Removal of a carbuncular sunroom to build an expansive deck brings light and views lake into the kitchen through a full width glass door. A previously dark and narrow master bathroom was expanded to accommodate a powder room and wet space for a shower and bath under a new skylight.