Built for a Bay Area couple who longed for a summer retreat away from the fog of San Francisco, the Madrona Residence was designed by CCS Architecture. Located on a steep and narrow lot that overlooks Lake Washington, the Seattle residence is 4,000-square-feet that’s spread out over three floors.
The basement level contains room for storage, mechanical, and a 2-car garage.
The other side of the home extends out to a partially covered deck to gaze at the views and the city skyline.
The main living area is on the upper level to take advantage of the views. There’s a large kitchen, dining, and living rooms.
A raised sitting area sits behind a dividing bookcase that contains a TV.
Beyond the communal spaces, there’s a bridge that crosses over the double-height entryway and acts as an art gallery. Skylights above fill the space with light. The bridge leads to two home offices.
The curved staircase leads to the lower level that houses the master, guest, and kids bedrooms.
The kids room has really cool loft-like bunk beds for visiting family.
Photos by Aaron Leitz.