Project: West Seattle House
Architecture: Paul Michael Davis Architects PLLC
Contractor: Bakstad Construction
Structural: Dan Tyrrell, P. E.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Area: 3800 SF
Photography: Sarah Flotard
Located in Seattle’s lively West Seattle Junction neighborhood, Dalen Bakstad of Bakstad Construction approached Paul Michael Davis Architects to design a new, single-family contemporary house with a lower level ADU on a previously undeveloped corner lot. Using an existing set of plans the clients had put together, the design team reorganized the plans into a simple linear 3,800 sf home. Two volumes were carved away from the west-facing front of the house. One of these served as a covered entry, and the other as a large volume adding sculptural depth to the facade. These two carved away areas were treated as softer spaces in between inside and outside. As such, they have a more precious siding such as redwood, which will be sheltered from the weather, and provide a contrast with the “hard” gray shell. Inside the furnishings are a mix of modern and eclectic throughout the home’s three stories.