Lakeside Residence

Kirkland, WA

  • 4,595 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 baths
  • Family Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Nook, Study, Media Room, Yoga Room, Play Room, Gallery, Postern and Laundry

Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, this property is bisected by an access road. To take advantage of its waterfront location the main house is situated on the small buildable area lakeward of the access easement. Being so close to the private street the owners wanted the entry to be very private. The entry was sunken to create an intimate entry court. Fronting this court the house begins with a heavy stone base on the main level, giving way to lighter materials of wood and glass on the upper floor and capped with soaring wing-like roof forms. The stone base also gives way to walls of wood and glass on the waterside to yield spectacular Lake Washington and Seattle skyline views. The forms and the lines of the home take on a restrained nautical feel, appropriate for the home’s lakefront location.