Project No. 02 / 21

Olive Street Residence

  • Location Seattle, WA
  • Type Residential
  • Services Architecture | Interior Design | Product Design

We partnered with Marcos Ancinas of Perkins & Will to give this early 20th century home a major remodel. The house was built in 1904 and overlooks Lake Washington. Before the current owners purchased the home, it had fallen into disrepair. The homeowners knew they were going to be in for a major remodel. The new design combines aspects of the original home with a modern addition.

The kitchen is enclosed in white oak paneling that is accentuated by accent lighting. The surround modulates in and out and sliding panels add an unexpected and intriguing element. As an avid cook the homeowner loves that she can close the kitchen off from the rest of the house and focus on her craft.

To connect the interior of the kitchen to the exterior of the jewel box the same white oak was used in the kitchen cabinets. Each cabinet face was carefully cut and purposefully laid out to ensure the natural grain of the wood on each column of cabinets lines up.

The homeowner has always loved William Morris wallcoverings, so we found a design that allowed us to combine new and old styles. The subtle pink of the wallcovering is played up by a custom pink mirror and complimentary pendant light.

The home includes his and hers offices. A nod to classic mid-century modern is the built-in modular office furniture. The modular elements can be repositioned allowing for flexibility and variety in the layout of the interiors.

The ground floor has a fully fledged home theater with an entry theater lobby that is fully stocked with snacks and beverages. The state-of-the-art sound system, light controls and acoustical panels make this a fully immersive theater experience.

We are always looking for opportunities to bring custom elements to our designs. We designed four blown glass pendants specifically for the bathrooms where the extra glitz the lights added was the perfect addition.

To add a touch of extra warmth to the ceiling we took to creating a series of drum light fixtures. The fixtures match the wood used throughout.

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