This urban home located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood was designed for an active couple looking for a clean open plan without sacrificing privacy. With a purposefully subdued palette of concrete, dark siding, and hardwoods throughout, Magnolia Residence infuses warmth and craft with modern simplicity.
mw|works llc is a Seattle based design studio offering architectural and interior design services to residential and commercial clients. Formed in 2007, our office remains small, focused on compelling, collaborative projects of all scales.
Our work is guided by a commitment to the strength of the idea and a passion for the tangibles of material and detail. We bring an honest straightforward approach to our work, uniquely informed by circumstance, process, and ultimately the act of building itself. It is our goal to bring the vision of the client, the particulars of the site, and the richness of craft together to create an enduring livable architecture capable of inspiration and delight.
Designed by Ibsen Nelsen in 1961, the layout of this mid-century home was very well considered but the character and flow between spaces wasn’t a good fit for the daily patterns of the new owners.
The clients were living on a rural property east of Seattle but were drawn back to the vibrancy of the city. The Helen house should be open and light filled but also provide privacy. Above all, the owners described a quiet design integrated with landscape that would create a tangible calmness in the home.
Nestled into a forested slope along the eastern edge of the Case Inlet, this small retreat opens to a western view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Case Inlet Retreat was designed by Seattle-based MW Works. Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold concrete cantilever projects the living and dining into the […]
Designed by MW Works, the Little House is nestled into a lush second growth forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal. Built over an existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 ft square. Early design discussions focused on creating a compact, modern structure that was both simple and efficient. Visitors approach the […]
Canyon Barn is a renovation project completed by Seattle-based MW Works. Description by MW Works: Located in the eastern foothills of the cascades, this renovation converted a turn of the century working barn into a three-bedroom retreat from the city. The building was restored with the intention of creating a comfortable home while retaining much […]