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Seattle Home Transforms Backyard Into A Relaxing Retreat

A relaxing backyard that offers a tranquil refuge amidst the urban rush that surrounds us is a refuge that we all seek. But few among us actually have the privilege of enjoying such a serene escape. Transforming an unruly and wild backyard into a sensational and polished hangout that also comes with a spacious deck, fire pit, and sauna, Board & Vellum Architecture and Design altered this modern Seattle home dramatically. The homeowners wanted to turn their backyard covered with vegetation into a reading retreat that could also host friends and family when needed.

Relaxing backyard oasis with hot tub, firepit and a shower area
Relaxing backyard oasis with hot tub, firepit and a shower area

The backyard reading retreat is a deceivingly simple name for this shed-styled backyard addition that has it all! Homeowners can enjoy a fun and rejuvenating evening here, get away from the mundane and also turn the space into a party zone when needed. A series of smart bookshelves line the walls of the interior as large glass windows connecting it visually with the wooden deck outside. A loft bedroom and a tufted bay window seat with storage provide additional options which allow the retreat to multitask with ease.

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Backyard with vegetation transformed into a relaxing shed and hangout
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Fireplace and the sauna help create a more relaxing outdoor hangout
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Gorgeous and unique backyard hangout for modern Seattle home
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Modern shed-styled backyard reading retreat
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Window seat offers a great view of the deck outside
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Series of bookshelves and a relaxing daybed next to the window

On the outside one finds a shower area along with a sauna and a firepit, and this space feels like a natural extension of the interior. With the neighboring home containing a tree designated as an ‘exceptional tree’ by the city, the architects took all the care in the world to ensure the structure did it absolutely no damage whatsoever. A perfect escape, if there ever was one!

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Modern bathroom in black and white with geo pattern
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Smart use of space and natural light gives the interior a spacious appeal
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Wallpaper on the ceiling and gray walls of the modern interior
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Wallpapered ceiling adds a special visual treat to the interior
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Geometric wall covering and floating vanity for the modest bathroom
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Glazed sliding glass doors connect the shed with the deck outside
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Loft level bedroom for the backyard reading retreat

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