Madrona Residence

Seattle, Washington
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  • Location
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 4100
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • This project page was created by community member Wilkens Design Studio

    The Madrona House is a new single-family home designed on the foundation of an existing 1940’s home. The Owners, Ben and Kitty Suidman are a Dutch professional couple (Kitty is a Colors, Materials and Finishes Director at Sonos and Ben a VP of Merchandising at shoes dot com) who have spent the better parts of their lives growing-up and living in various parts of Asia before settling in Seattle. The house was designed in close collaboration with the Owners in an effort to define a place where their collection of Asian antique furniture and art could live in balance with their desire to live in a contemporary setting.

    The location takes advantage of the challenging steep site and remaining foundation, leaving an existing mature garden to surround the home and the sense from inside of hovering above Lake Washington. Light reflects off the lake and provides a beautiful almost ethereal reflective glow and warmth in the mornings - with views to Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountain Range beyond. The house form was derived from a large main-level loft-like room that could handle entertaining guests with ease; encompassing Living, Dining and Kitchen functions in one space.

    Photo Courtesy of Wilkens Design Studio
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    Wilkens Design Studio
    @nicolaaswilkens
    Wilkens Design Studio is an architectural firm offering full-scope design solutions for the development of new, adaptive reuse, and renovation projects. Working collaboratively with a range of clients, project types and locations, we approach each project with an eye to individual needs and desires by putting those at the heart of the solution. Encouraging a dialogue with clients through all aspects of a project fosters a collaborative spirit, and allows each solution to be unique and free from preconceived stylistic conventions and at the end, enhance the lives of those who are using it. Wilkens Design Studio's expertise spans across commercial, historical renovations, adaptive re-use, hospitality, and museum projects plus a range of residential project types- from the very economical and functional itinerant (WOOFer) housing to full-scope custom high-end single-family homes and interiors.
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