Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Architecture Wednesday: Back To Seattle

So, after a few days in Seattle, with several days of clear sunny skies--a rarity for the Northwest--and evergreens and deep blue water, Carlos decides he must live there.
Uh huh, I say, well, howsabout this house?

The  Euclid House--which looks remarkably fresh and contemporary despite the fact that it was built nearly twenty years ago--literally towers over a 0.14-acre lot to take advantage of Lake Washington views and the surrounding forest. Generous decks and multi-paned glass walls in the great room allow close-up views of the dense woods, while 12-foot ceilings and white walls keep the interior simple and airy.
Situated on a dead-end street, it lies beside an expansive urban wilderness park, and is both close to the lake and an easy commute to downtown Seattle.
A sloping driveway leads to a 2 car garage and the owner/architect designed the home to have a splayed base to "anchor" it to its hillside setting. A cap of overhanging gable roofs mimics the distant mountain range while walls of glass set in a structural frame give the illusion that the roof hovers overhead.
The front stairs ascend to an impressive front door and open to the center of the home. The foyer has that Wow factor, looking up the column of stairs. The lighted staircase to the first level is slate with beechwood risers and stainless edges.

Aluminum-clad wood windows run from floor to ceiling, bringing in light and that amazing view. Tall, glass French doors open to the curved front wood deck overlooking the lake and the garden below. All of the windows in the house face south or east to take advantage of the light & warmth of the sun.
Who wouldn't mind being in a kitchen with this view? A wall of glass and French doors open to the large dining deck that connects with the living room deck. The granite topped island w/maple cabinetry has a rounded end to accommodate stools for having breakfast or keeping the cook company.

Rosabeta granite counters, a Dacor stainless 5 burner cook top, a Dacor stainless built-in convection oven, microwave and warming ovens, a wood faced Sub-Zero double door refrigerator, plus lake and mountains views make this the heart of the home.
The dining room, open to the kitchen and living room, is perfect for all that entertaining--I see a fabulous Cinco de Never party happening here! The dining deck has a built-in grill and more of those amazing views.
The master bedroom sits high in the tree tops, surrounded by windows to take in the view. The vaulted cedar ceiling only adds to the treehouse vibe. The top floor also holds the master bath, a large walk-in closet, laundry room, and private deck with hot tub.
The master bath has dual polished granite vanities, tons of built-in storage for your personals, windows to the view, and a glass door to the deck. The stainless walled shower has a window to the lake view.

The master bedroom's hot tub deck has wood slatted floors, vaulted ceilings, and skylights, so you can watch the lake, the trees, and the stars.
This very contemporary guest bedroom has slate floors, a deep soaking tub and something called a Toto toilet. I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.
Finally, let's end our tour on the living room deck, with its Lake Washington views, and scenes from the forest, and the Bellevue skyline.

So, Carlos, for $1.2 million, could we get a piece of Seattle?


froggy said...

Still there are those 300 straight days of gray, drizzle, fog and darkness to deal with.

Wonder Man said...

Ooh I like it

Jeri said...

Are you guys looking for a maid for this house? I'm applying if you are. This house is beautiful

mistress maddie said...

Oh my, that is quite stunning! but yet again, a house not to streak naked in!!!! Ah what the hell.

Stephen said...

We lived in Seattle for 20 years, 15 in the same house. It was 700 would fit in the bathroom of the Eucild House.

How did you weather Irene?

todd carr said...

wow, love it. not a single window treatment in that place, I'd have to be discreet when honing my Michael Jackson moves. eee heee!

Joy said...

Love that house! Want to go to the west coast soon!