Garret Cord Werner designed this beautiful residence located on an island in the middle of Seattle's Lake Washington for an avid swimmer. The client wanted a retreat in the city with privacy and on top of that a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding Olympics Mountains. Because he devotes his life to swimming, he wanted to be surrounded by water both indoors and outdoors.
The three-bedroom villa was named Mercer Island Modern and has two floors. By incorporating three swimming pools into the whole, the house seems to have a backbone of water that divides the two rooms. Along several rooms you have access to the special pools. For example, the master bedroom is separated from the other spaces by a lap pool. The owners have access to the living room via a walkway that runs over the water.
The client wanted to be surrounded by water both indoors and outdoors.
From the entrance hall, a glass inner bridge leads you to the beating heart of the residence. When the weather is nice, the large windows of the living space can be opened to extend them outdoors. An open plan kitchen and a living and dining room with glass walls overlook the magnificent landscape in which the property is situated. The relaxed atmosphere created by the water indoors and the surrounding landscape is a feeling that you rarely experience in a residential building.
Polished concrete floors, wooden accents and concrete walls are regularly used in the interior. They surround elements such as the swimming pools and the fireplace in the living room and have a minimalistic power that exudes tranquility.