When the homeowners of a new build project have the background that this couple does, you know that the outcome will be successful. Both had extensive experience in home building: he was the son of a residential remodeler, and she had a background in real estate and a father who was a homebuilder. Together they worked to create custom, high-end homes in the Seattle area, but this time it was their turn to construct something for their family of four.
The construction was already underway and was almost finished when interior designer Sarah Fielder of Urban Domain came on board to work on the interior spaces. “They wanted the home to feel like an upscale lounge/urban retreat,” she said. “It was crucial that the space accommodate indoor/outdoor entertaining while being practical for family living.” To do so, the home’s layout played in their favor. The 3,400 square foot home was divided into four levels: the daylight basement contained a guest bedroom, fifteen-foot wet bar and kitchenette as well as a covered al-fresco patio. The kitchen, living, and dining room were all located on the next floor up, which featured yet another covered patio space. The bedrooms were on the top two floors; the kids’ bedrooms on the third and the master suite equipped with a coffee bar and panoramic rooftop deck on the fourth.
The home’s aesthetic concept was an urban Pacific Northwestern contemporary style, where the interior spaces were meant to feel like a sophisticated yet comfortable lounge. Sarah used white and natural linens, as well as velvets and silk and wool-blend rugs to achieve the look. “We wanted the space to feel very sophisticated and luxe but organic at the same time,” she explained. “The homeowners chose Sherman Williams’ “Alabaster” paint throughout. It is not too white, not too yellow, but just right for the particular lighting in the Northwest.”
Connecting the interior of the home with the outside was key. “We really wanted to accentuate the natural lighting of the space with a light neutral subtle palette,” she told us. “The home has seven skylights and ambient lighting.” The homeowners chose thick European Oak hardwood flooring from TAS Flooring to bring in a durable and natural element to the interior of the home. In the entryway, they had a custom-sized chandelier from Rejuvenation made for the impressive twenty-two-foot ceilings. Overall, from start to finish, including furniture installation, the home took a year to build, giving the couple and their two children the perfect space to gather as a family on a daily basis and enjoy it with friends and family during their free time.