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Remodeled Seattle Home Creates a Cheerful Indoor-Outdoor Interplay

Creating a private, personal haven that allows you to rest, rejuvenate and spend time with friends and family right at home is a trend that is quickly catching on. Designed to meet the specific needs of a family of five that had just moved to Seattle from Mexico, this gorgeous residence in Medina, Washington is all about extending the living area outdoors and giving the interior a cheerful, breezy ambiance. The family found the existing 5500-square-foot home a bit too dreary and unimaginative to their liking, and having previously owned a more lavish, ultra-modern home in Mexico, they wanted a similar style and contemporary appeal.

Naturally lit entry of the remodeled contemporary home in Seattle

The task of this bright and creative remodel was taken up by Prentiss Architects, who revamped the entire floor plan of the house to ensure that one area flows into the next. Unnecessary partitions and walls were done away with, and instead and an open living area that is visually connected with the backyard was introduced. Large glass walls, elegant white sheer curtains and a neutral color palette combine to give the home a relaxed, modern vibe. Rift-sawn white oak was used throughout the house to create a visual connection between all the rooms.

A special flooring called Milestone (a thin concrete-like troweled surface) was used in the living room, the dining space and on the patio outside to usher in a feeling of seamless connectivity between the interior and the backyard. A private pool area with ample deck space and an outdoor Jacuzzi complete the stunning transformation.

Interior with white sheer curtains and decor in gray

Sleek, contemporary fireplace and concerete wall become the focal point in the room

Cozy family room connected visually with the backyard

Kitchen with rift-sawn white oak panels and Glen bar stools at the island

Gorgeous use of wood adds textural contrast and warmth to the ontemporary kitchen

Sculptural addition in the corner and glass walls add elegance to the contemporary dining room

Home office with three workstations makes smart use of available space

What was once a somewhat drab, traditional interior was quickly stripped down to a few basic modern elements. Trim was minimized, and walls and ceilings were rendered in a single tone of white, allowing the natural wood door openings and panels, as well as the client’s art collection, to stand out…

Milestone accent wall in the bedroom gives it an industrial vibe

Lavish contemporary bathroom with a standalone tub and a unique wooden seat

Smart blend of natural and artificial light in the stylish bathroom

3D wall art additions bring the patio alive!

Outdoor dining and barbecue area with a dark backdrop

Private backyard with a relaxing pool deck and Jacuzzi

Dark backdrop accentuates the visual appeal of the garden nook

Powder-coated white steel and back-lit translucent panels bring privacy to the backyard

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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