Modern Oasis

Medina, Washington
Location
  • Medina, Washington
  • Square Feet
  • 3800
  • Designed to be sleek and contemporary, Modern Oasis is a 3,800-square-foot remodel of an existing mid-century home located in Seattle, Washington. The updated design evokes a gallery-like aesthetic, with the interiors spotlighting the owner’s art collection. The focal point for the home is the primary living space which extends from the front of the house to the back and out to the pool.

    Inside, white walls contrast with ebony and steel floors. The original sunken living room was preserved as a nod to the past and to serve as a cozy sitting area. A beeswax-coated wall conceals the stair and creates a nuanced backdrop for art while helping to anchor the central gathering space. The kitchen was opened up to more directly connect it to adjacent living spaces and includes the addition of a floating island. A wall of glass opposite the island directs focus to the outdoors and towards the breakfast/family area. A new pantry, powder room, and laundry area were added off of the kitchen. From the buckshot flooring to the granite countertops, the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic materials creates an atmosphere of minimalist elegance and a celebration of natural materials. The remodel also included a renovation of the master suite.

    All windows, roofing, and finishes were updated during the remodel. Indoor/outdoor connections were reinforced by inserting large, fixed windows into the main level windows to emphasize axes through the house and to orient views to key focal points in the landscape. Concealed doors were installed next to the windows creating access to key areas of the yard, while limiting visual intrusions into the otherwise abstracted space. On the exterior, existing architectural forms were abstracted by removing embellishments and refinishing the house with a white stucco surface that is simple and sleek, adding to the new modernized character of the house.

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