This 3,800sf residence is situated on a west facing hillside of West Seattle capturing the awe inspiring water and mountain views. Descending down a cul-de-sac, the panorama is backdropped by a wooded forest that instantly removes you from the urban environment and transports you into a peaceful oasis. Grade levels out upon arrival, you approach the front of the house through a sculpted wood framed portal greeted by a grand mahogany door. As you enter, unobstructed views through wall to wall glass windows instantly envelop you.

The house is designed around a large, historic and sculptural madrone tree. From every room a new perspective into the landscape is constantly framed by the windows like artwork in a gallery. The open plan extends out onto an expansive deck that wraps around the ever-present madrone tree and vistas. The circulation between spaces is fluid, creating graceful dialogues.

A modest footprint allowed for minimal site disturbance, preserved all trees and maintained abundant green space undisturbed. A bio-retention garden with cistern was added to harvest rainwater and control storm run-off.

Strategically placed fenestration in all rooms frame dynamic western views of mountains, greenery, sea and sky, maximizing daylight and eliminating the use of artificial lighting during the day.

A high tech energy efficient building envelope, smart appliances, LED light fixtures and a solar array exceed code requirements.

Walking through the house, one continuously realizes spatial experiences created by methodical design decisions. These decisions were defined by the site's distinctive attributes to form a responsive and dynamic environment, which stimulates the human spirit. The proper balance of architectural elements formed by natural materials allows the house to connect with the landscape while maintaining an intimate habitat.

A visionary Architect approached the design for his family with the creative integration of context, function, and natural materials to sculpt this exquisite home. Coupled with passionate Builders who promote environmentally friendly home building methods and craftsmanship, every detail was precisely thought out.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Prefab Building Type, Tile Roof Material, Concrete Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. Neighborhood looks towards the site and house anchoring the landscape. Photo 2 of FarwellView Photos

Neighborhood looks towards the site and house anchoring the landscape.

Modern home with Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, Tile Roof Material, Prefab Building Type, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. From the edge of the property the graceful entry and landscape gently slope around to a lower yard. Photo 3 of FarwellView Photos

From the edge of the property the graceful entry and landscape gently slope around to a lower yard.

Modern home with Living Room, Sectional, Chair, Coffee Tables, Recliner, Ottomans, Sofa, Recessed Lighting, Console Tables, Dark Hardwood Floor, Gas Burning Fireplace, Bamboo Floor, and Rug Floor. Living room from front door framing the landscape. Photo 4 of FarwellView Photos

Living room from front door framing the landscape.

Modern home with Kitchen, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Refrigerator, Laminate Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Wall Oven, Dark Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Colorful Cabinet, Bamboo Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, and Rug Floor. View of Living space: Kitchen-Dining-Living and sliding glass doors lining a continuous deck to the view. Photo 5 of FarwellView Photos

View of Living space: Kitchen-Dining-Living and sliding glass doors lining a continuous deck to the view.

Modern home with Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator, Dark Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Beverage Center, Laminate Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Range Hood, Colorful Cabinet, Undermount Sink, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Bamboo Floor, and Engineered Quartz Counter. From the living-dining area the kitchen caps the main space reinforcing the inside-outside connection to the deck and it's view. Photo 6 of FarwellView Photos

From the living-dining area the kitchen caps the main space reinforcing the inside-outside connection to the deck and it's view.

Modern home with Kitchen, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wine Cooler, Recessed Lighting, Beverage Center, Laminate Cabinet, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Range, Dark Hardwood Floor, Colorful Cabinet, Ceiling Lighting, Undermount Sink, Range Hood, and Bamboo Floor. From the deck entering the kitchen. Photo 7 of FarwellView Photos

From the deck entering the kitchen.

Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Grass, Garden, Trees, Wire Fences, Wall, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. the expansive deck facing western view hunts the historic Madrona tree and is lined by floor to ceiling glass accessing the living spaces. Photo 8 of FarwellView Photos

the expansive deck facing western view hunts the historic Madrona tree and is lined by floor to ceiling glass accessing the living spaces.

Modern home with Hallway, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Bamboo Floor. The 2nd floor corridor creates a light-filled axial connection to all 4 bedrooms and their amenities. Photo 9 of FarwellView Photos

The 2nd floor corridor creates a light-filled axial connection to all 4 bedrooms and their amenities.

Modern home with Bedroom, Rug Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Chair, Night Stands, Bed, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Floor to ceiling and wall to wall glass frames the view through a private deck. Photo 10 of FarwellView Photos

Floor to ceiling and wall to wall glass frames the view through a private deck.

Modern home with Bedroom, Recessed Lighting, Night Stands, Chair, Bed, Rug Floor, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Ceiling Lighting. The guest room's expansive glass creates intimacy with the madrone tree while framing the view. Photo 11 of FarwellView Photos

The guest room's expansive glass creates intimacy with the madrone tree while framing the view.

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Wire Fences, Wall, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Trees. The master bedroom deck provides unobstructed panoramic views of the property, madrone and captivating view. Photo 13 of FarwellView Photos

The master bedroom deck provides unobstructed panoramic views of the property, madrone and captivating view.

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, Concrete Siding Material, Tile Roof Material, Prefab Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Wood Siding Material. The upper floor volume floats over the corten steel base extending itself towards the view while creating carved spaces. Photo 14 of FarwellView Photos

The upper floor volume floats over the corten steel base extending itself towards the view while creating carved spaces.

Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, Tile Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, Concrete Siding Material, and Prefab Building Type. The house wraps itself around the historic tree while allowing the natural landscape to do the same around itself. Photo 15 of FarwellView Photos

The house wraps itself around the historic tree while allowing the natural landscape to do the same around itself.

Modern home with Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, Prefab Building Type, House Building Type, Tile Roof Material, Flat RoofLine, and Metal Siding Material. The upper volume reaches for the infinite view. Photo 16 of FarwellView Photos

The upper volume reaches for the infinite view.

Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Back Yard, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wire Fences, Wall. Master bedroom deck exemplifies capturing the view. Photo 17 of FarwellView Photos

Master bedroom deck exemplifies capturing the view.

Modern home with Bedroom, Dark Hardwood Floor, Chair, Bed, Rug Floor, Ceiling Lighting, and Bamboo Floor. The master bedroom connects to the outside effortlessly. Photo 18 of FarwellView Photos

The master bedroom connects to the outside effortlessly.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Metal Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, and Tile Roof Material. The entry portal shows itself to the public. Photo 19 of FarwellView Photos

The entry portal shows itself to the public.

Landscape Design
Builder
Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 3800
  • Lot Size
  • 11,000