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Floor-to-ceiling glazing floods the interiors with natural light, allowing the living areas to feel bright, airy, and spacious.
The simple indoor/outdoor material palette consists of horizontal, natural cedar anchored by board-formed concrete. "The cedar siding was an easy pick, adding some warmth to the gray concrete, but also making the house blend with nature. We chose a non-knotty cedar for a more modern appearance," says Axboe.
Interior finishes include wide-plank European white oak flooring, Pietra Serena limestone slab inlays, rift cut white oak cabinetry, and wax steel detailing.
The living room, positioned centrally on the second floor, has access to both the private backyard and northern city views.
The Skelder globe light is by Lars Englund for Källemo; the Fox chair by Viggo Boesen and the Monet chair are from Sika Design.
A living lounge with plenty of Victorian character.
The Trillium is an off-grid ready building that creates enough solar energy to offset the main house's electricity usage.
A hanging fireplace in Madrona brings warmth while staying compact.
Above the atelier are the kitchen, dining room, and living room—each placed on a separate floor.
"The column had to be affordable and nice to look at," note the architects. "So we bought a tree and put it right in the middle of the building. Between the tree and the facade, we have created new floors which are built in a spiral around the tree. This results in a very dynamic and open space."
Handcrafted décor, folk pattern textiles, and contemporary furniture combine with warm wooded floors to create a beautiful, serene, and down-to-earth retreat.
The living room opens to a spacious outdoor deck.
Formerly the garage, the new living room feels bright and spacious thanks to large windows, white walls, and a vaulted ceiling.
The tongue-and-groove ceiling has been painted a crisp white, helping the interiors to encompass a bright, airy feel.
“We designed a column-free interior space for the entire upper floor, indoor and outdoors, to connect the spaces. This structural approach, which includes outdoor space in the span of a roof system, is unusual. The seven sliding glazed panels at the rear and corner of the house allow it to open up onto large exterior spaces,” says McLeod.
Each bedroom is designed to feel like a private retreat with a calm, minimalist feel.
In addition to bespoke furniture, key pieces are from Hay.
The dining room sits just off the living room.
A brick fireplace creates a strong centerpiece for the living space, which is bright an airy thanks to ample natural lighting.
Floors have been covered by a thick coat of white paint.
The chimney is clad in stone, with a fireplace on each floor, and can be seen through the large skylight in this living space.
The dining and coffee tables are from Ercol. The chairs are from HAY.
Turning to the lush green rainforest surroundings for inspiration, the team has updated the interiors with smoked oak floors and soft, neutral colors to better highlight the property's unique setting.
A look at the small sitting room with sliding doors to the exterior.
A detail of the wood-buring fireplace.
The cozy living area features a white-on-white palette.
Thanks to the expansive walls of glass, the living space absorbs a strong sense of the surrounding nature.
The bright and airy living room, dining area, and kitchen extend straight out to the wraparound terrace.
The Garden Den enjoys direct access to the backyard and is envisioned as the more casual counterpart to the main living room.
The master bedroom fireplace with a marble surround was also fully restored by the clients.
The large living room doorway was preserved and frames views of the original staircase that was restored with the treads, risers and balustrades painted Benjamin Moore Black. The mahogany handrail was sanded down to its raw color and finished in a water-based clear coat.
The clients restored the living room's marble fireplace and painted the grate Benjamin Moore Black. New crown molding was added and the walls painted Sherwin Williams Origami White.
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A peek at the nook in the living room.
The open-plan layout is a fitting setting to embrace a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic.
The bright and airy interiors are a mix of lightly colored oak floors juxtaposed again dark fixtures and exposed steel beams.
North-facing skylights were cut out from the roof to brighten the interiors and establish a visual connection to the bushy site.
Key pieces of joinery were used to visually distinguish the thresholds defining the foyer, living and dining areas, kitchen, butler’s pantry, and study.
Approaching the remodel with a less-is-more philosophy, Downie North did minimal alterations to make the building's existing 6,782-square-feet footprint more efficient and intuitive.
The ground floor consists of a large living room, dining area, and kitchen.
Floor-to-ceiling glass was custom-produced by Fleetwood to allow for various vistas throughout the home—capturing the hills, wildlife, and valley views.
Beyond the main room is a bedroom that’s hidden from view with a curtain.
From the main room, passageways lead to the bedroom and bathroom.
A circular skylight on the top of the domed roof draws in plenty of natural light.
Corrugated steel ceilings are left exposed—a reminder that this is, after all, a container converted into a home. Spray foam insulation keeps the space from experiencing extreme temperature shifts.
Within the largest of the three buildings is an open-plan living area and bedroom that’s separated by a bathroom and utility area.
The antique Norwegian log burners in the living room are framed within semicircular hearths made of radial clay bricks.
Inspired by their travels to Morocco, where they got married, the couple chose Moroccan clay tiles for the ground floor and spread an assortment of Moroccan rugs across the original wooden floors.
Because much of the building’s original, historically significant interior features no longer existed, Chan + Eayrs were free to reinvent the space, adding their own twist to the Huguenot building’s vernacular vocabulary.
The kitchen and living area are connected to a small sun-drenched balcony.

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