SHED Architecture & Design, together with interior designer Jennie Gruss, gave this 1957 midcentury home—originally designed by PNW architect, Arnold Gangnes—a fresh update for a young family in Seattle, Washington.
SHED Architecture & Design
SHED Architecture & Design, located in Seattle, WA specializes in modern and sustainable projects including custom homes, remodels, and commercial interiors, as well as landscape, furniture and conceptual designs. SHED’s origins as a design/build firm continue to inspire and inform the design process, as they collaboratively work with clients and partners to seek unique solutions that embody the qualities of economy, beauty and craft.
Built on a steep slope lot in Seattle with sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, the project presented a number of challenges, both technical and permit-related. As a designated Environmentally Critical Area (ECA) Steep Slope, the lot is subject to a far more rigorous standard of review than an ordinary flat lot.
To add functional elements to the Capitol Hill Loft space that blended with the building’s original palette of concrete floors, zinc plated pan-decking ceiling, and blackened steel beams and railings.
Originally occupied by a small cottage in disrepair, this new modern home in East Capitol Hill is an economical, efficient, low-maintenance, and modern version of a traditional Seattle house. By limiting windows along the sides of the house and focusing the glazing towards the east and west