Phinney Residence by Elemental Architecture in Seattle, Washington

Project: Phinney Residence
Architects: Elemental Architecture
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Area: 2,510 sq ft
Photographs by: Mel Curtis

Phinney Residence by Elemental Architecture

The Phinney Residence is a modern dwelling completed by Elemental Architecture in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
This modern family home is placed on a very challenging lot, under 2,000 square feet in area. The size of the lot dictated the design and instead of a small outdoor space, this home has a beautiful rooftop deck that overlooks Puget Sound.

This 2510 sqf single family home located in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood. This home was designed for a young family on a small in-fill lot. The lot was very challenging just over 2000 sft with a access easement covering a portion of the southwest corner.

This created a situation where the building footprint covered the majority of the yard, so it was essential to capture outdoor space on the structure. This led to the reverse floor plan (living on the third level), allowing the main spaces to easily access outdoor space, light and view.

The homeowners created a welcoming contrast by their choices in furniture and wall coverings. To maintain a visual connection to the street we designed the stair to the main living level to be transparent so you can see and feel the activity. The upper level opens to a West facing deck and exterior stair leading to a view roofdeck which overlooks Ballard and the Puget Sound.

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Tags: deck, Elemental Architecture, exterior, family, family home, interior, minimalist, modern, Phinney, Phinney Residence, roofdeck, rooftop, rooftop deck, Seattle, Washington

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