These efficient urban units sit prominently on the east slope of beacon hill. The clean palette of cedar siding and cementitious panel gives them clean, sophisticated look. Decks off of the third floor provide territorial views and thoughtful window placement makes the units feel light and airy.
This site has rowhouses in the front of the site and two single family homes behind them. The rowhouse bridge the gap between their residential neighborhood and the commercial zone nearby. The distinct entries and private, covered decks make these attached units feel like individual homes while the gracious front yard provides the residents with space to interact with neighbors. Meanwhile the singles gain privacy and spacious yards in the rear of the site.
This home maximizes indoor-outdoor living. It features a covered deck off of the living room that functions as an outdoor living and dining room. The third floor features a den and fourth bedroom that each open up to roof deck with territorial views. The third floor also graciously steps back so that this house doesn’t overwhelm the houses next door.
This steeply sloped site led to a gracious setback from the street providing a dramatic front yard and clear entry sequence. This house features a third floor that opens directly onto a roof deck with territorial views. The positioning of the third floor bonus room also helps keep the scale of the building respectful toward the neighborhood while maximizing square footage.
This spacious Mercer Island home features an open, airy floor plan with lots of opportunity to open the house for indoor/outdoor living. The butterfly roof allows for vaulted ceilings in all of the bedrooms that add to the overall lightness of the house.
This Leschi residence features sweeping Lake Washington views from all three floors and its roof deck. The indoors and outdoors are both accented with warm wood paneling. The house decks and sliding doors on all both of the upper floors so that on nice days the house can be opened up to Lake Washington breezes.
This house makes the most of its sloping site. The garage is built into the slope so that the living floors take advantage of sweeping views out over the city. The master bedroom gains privacy from a study that separates it from the other bedrooms while the kitchen divides the main floor into a living room and dining area.
This community in Beacon Hill began with one four unit parcel in 2009 and expanded as clients partnered with JWA to design neighboring sites and continues to today. This parcel exemplifies JWA’s ability to design communities that have a dialog with their neighbors and the larger context.