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.

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The basement level contains room for storage, mechanical, and a 2-car garage.

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The other side of the home extends out to a partially covered deck to gaze at the views and the city skyline.

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The main living area is on the upper level to take advantage of the views. There’s a large kitchen, dining, and living rooms.

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A raised sitting area sits behind a dividing bookcase that contains a TV.

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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.

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The curved staircase leads to the lower level that houses the master, guest, and kids bedrooms.

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The kids room has really cool loft-like bunk beds for visiting family.

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Photos by Aaron Leitz.