A love of midcentury modern architecture and ownership of a structurally sound 1950s house may be a match made in heaven. But the owners of this home in Seattle wanted more, specifically mountain views (that could come only from a second-story addition) and an open living and eating area connected to an outdoor space. The architects at Coop 15 preserved the house’s foundation, chimneys and one exterior wall, creating a new house that nevertheless taps into the client’s appreciation of midcentury modern design. Let’s take a walk through the house, focusing on the first-floor open plan that is the heart of the house and the family’s activities.
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: A family of 4 and their dog
Size: 4,300 square feet; 5 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms