This concrete and steel modern home interior design was designed by Garret Cord Werner LLC, a design firm that offers complete design services from residential, commercial and interior design. Preserve and modernize was the vision for this small and worn 1930s house on a steep, exposed site high above the city in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighboorhood. The owner wanted to keep the shell and completely overhaul the interior, rather than tear down and start fresh. The result is an unlikely but highly successful marriage of Mediterranean-style archways and tile roof with sleek, muscular contemporary interiors.
Several small, dark rooms were reconfigured and opened up dramatically to light and striking views, including the iconic Space Neddle and Elliot Bay. The owner’s decided preference for concrete and steel was reflected in the home’s narrow palette of materials, including concrete for countertops, sinks, tubs and fireplaces and most walls: walnut for floors and cabinets as well as a large dining room table; walnut and steel pocket doors; dark-stained fir ceilings; steel stairway and deck and oversized steel and glass pivot door.
The lower level of the home was also daylighted through the replacement of a light-blocking rockery with a water feature that cascades down a two-story concrete retaining wall into a pool.
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