In our summer issue, we featured this exquisite Seattle home from multidisciplinary architecture and interiors studio, Hoedemaker Pfeiffer. With careful consideration to every detail, their team created a seamless transition between the old and the new. In the slideshow, we offer a closer look at the space (so you can really soak in all the beauty), and an excerpt from the article is below.
Seattle can find itself the victim of a stereotype or two—there’s the rain, the coffee, the flying fish. But when it comes to architecture, the Emerald City is anything but predictable—instead it’s known for a beautiful mix. “This house is located in a quiet Seattle neighborhood surrounded by homes that range from Tudor to mid-century,” architect Steve Hoedemaker says, no stranger to the eclecticism of the area. He’s a partner at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, one of the top architecture and interiors studios in the area. The firm is recognized for soulful, layered spaces, with a careful consideration for the way their clients live.
The homeowners, a young family of four, enjoy art, entertaining, and music. Originally designed by architect Lionel Pries, their new home had incredible stylistic bones, but was built in a time when public and private spaces were completely separate. Kelly Jimenez served as Principal Architect for the project, explaining that “the biggest goal was to rework the circulation and organization of rooms of the house to create a seamless flow from room to room.” Additionally, she says, the style of the home had grown quite drab over the years and required a fresh identity—one that would allow them to embrace the traditional character and details of the house while also incorporating their clients’ affinity for modern art and design.
Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Project Team:
Steve Hoedemaker, Partner (Architecture)
Kelly Jimenez, Principal & Architect
Tim Pfeiffer, Partner (Interiors)
Peak Petersen, Senior Interior Designer
Contractor: Lockhart Suver
Landscape: Cambium Landscape
Structural Engineer: Malsam Tsang
Lighting Designer: Brian Hood Lighting Design