Lakeside Residence was initially designed as a modest beach house. Over the years it underwent several renovations which made it no longer feel like a whole. The project can be found in Seattle, in Washington of the United States. The architecture was designed by Graham Baba Architects and the interior design was done by Terry Hunziker inc.
Huge windows and a visual play with level differences give Lakeside Residence a unique layout.
The house is located on the edge of a beautiful lake. Unfortunately it did not make use of the architectural opportunities that come with a unique view. In order to highlight this feature, the house was stripped and completely reworked. ‘The house previously lacked a visual connection to the lake,’ says architect Brett Baba. 'So we added a third floor and reoriented all the major interior spaces toward the views.’ The ground floor serves as a public area because it houses the kitchen, the living area, a small guest room and the dining room. The bedroom and children's rooms are separated from the public area by placing them on the first floor and the basement has a family room, a gym, a play room and a wine cellar. As the property is on a slope, you have direct access to the lake from the basement. Huge windows and a visual play with level differences give Lakeside Residence a unique layout. Graham Baba Architects and Terry Hunziker inc. use rich materials to balance the minimalist design. Everything has been designed or selected down to the smallest detail, from a window frame to a door handle. Lakeside Residence has been completely transformed from an incoherent collection of spaces to an oasis of tranquillity in the middle of nature.
Photography by Kevin Scott