Placing The Living Room On The Top Floor Allowed This Home To Enjoy Water Views

Placing The Living Room On The Top Floor Allowed This Home To Enjoy Water Views

Heliotrope Architects has completed a modern house in Seattle, Washington, that’s been designed to capture the site’s abundant lake and mountain views.

The facade of this modern house features a concrete, a black garage door, steel accents, wood siding, and steps that lead to the front door.

The facade of the house features concrete, a black garage door, steel accents, wood siding, and steps that lead to the front door.

The facade of this modern house features a concrete, a black garage door, steel accents, wood siding, and steps that lead to the front door.
A modern house with a concrete wall and steel accent.

Black wood siding and a dark front door are located at the top of the stairs.

Black wood siding and a dark front door greet visitors to this modern home.

Stepping inside, and there’s a living room with a fireplace and clerestory windows.

In this modern living room there's a fireplace and clerestory windows.

Behind the living room is the dining room. Sliding glass doors open the interior of the home to a balcony with expansive views.

Sliding glass doors open the interior of this modern home to a balcony with expansive views.

Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen, where a black island contrasts the white and wood cabinets.

A modern kitchen with wood and white cabinets, and a black island.
A modern kitchen with wood floors, white cabinets, and a black island.

Wood stairs connect the upper social areas of the home with the bedrooms and bathrooms that are located on the lower level.

Wood stairs connect the upper social areas of this modern home with the bedrooms and bathrooms that are located on the lower level.
Wood stairs connect the upper social areas of this modern home with the bedrooms and bathrooms that are located on the lower level.
A modern metal stair handrail.

In one of the bedrooms, a wood headboard provides support for a floating bedside table.

In this modern bedroom, there a wood headboard that provides support for a floating bedside table.

In the master bathroom, there’s a dual sink vanity and wood cabinets, while on the opposite wall, there’s a freestanding bathtub and shower.

In this modern master bathroom, there's a dual sink vanity and wood cabinets, while on the opposite wall, there's a freestanding bathtub and shower.
In this modern master bathroom, white tiles provide a backdrop for a freestanding bathtub and a walk-in shower.

In another bathroom, there’s a floating wood vanity with hidden lighting tucked away in the corner.

In this modern bathroom, there's a floating wood vanity with hidden lighting tucked away in the corner.
In this modern bathroom, there's a floating wood vanity with hidden lighting tucked away in the corner.
In this modern bathroom, there's a floating wood vanity with hidden lighting tucked away in the corner.

Outside, there’s a seating area with an outdoor fireplace and steps that lead up to a landscaped garden.

This modern home has a seating area with an outdoor fireplace, and steps that lead up to a landscaped garden.
This modern home has a seating area with an outdoor fireplace, and steps that lead up to a landscaped garden.
This modern home has a seating area with an outdoor fireplace, and steps that lead up to a landscaped garden.
Photography: Sean Airhart and Haris Kenjar | Architecture: Heliotrope Architects | Contractor: Dovetail | Landscape: Nussbaum | Structural:Swenson SayFaget

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