ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS RESIDENCE
The home backs up to a greenbelt to the east, and to the west looks out to a distant view of the Seattle skyline.
A double-ended living room allows for two outdoor living areas that celebrate both experiences: one that is more private and oriented to the woods, and one that is oriented to the street and to views.
The plan diagram is a pinwheel which places the kitchen at the center; all the other primary spaces spin off of it. The adjacent living room is a true living room - it’s a space for reading, games, television, conversation, and family time. The living room ceiling is lined with stained cedar which echoes the exterior shou sugi ban siding but in a lighter and smoother finish.
This consistency in the details - inside and out - makes the house comfortable and cohesive.