A Simple Seattle Home For A Family That Needed More Space

Rick Mohler and Rick Ghillino
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Principal architect Rik Adams, together with project team Rick Mohler and Rick Ghillino, designed this home located in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, for a family that needed more space.

The existing 850 square foot single-story house no longer met the needs of the owner’s growing family, so the architects added a new second story and remodeled the main living area, without increasing the size of the existing foundation.

The interior and exterior spaces are blurred by the use of slide-fold doors that fully open both ends of the living space to the outdoors.

Here’s a closer look at the fireplace surround, that has a small mantle that separates the fireplace from the artwork above.

Looking through the main floor, you can see how the space flows from the living room to the kitchen to the dining room, and then onto the backyard and secondary structure.

Upstairs there’s another living room, with a built-in home office, and windows providing street views. Half-blinds have been added to the windows facing the street for privacy.

In the bathroom, the window lets in plenty of light, and the vanity runs the length of the wall, cutting through the cabinetry.

At the rear of the home, a detached structure serves as a garage and future studio.

A Simple Seattle Home For A Family That Needed More Space

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