Overlooking downtown Seattle, Mt Baker Residence adds modern panache to the mountain-side
The Mt. Baker Residence is perched on a steep slope high above street level. Massive façade windows and a 400 sq ft roof top deck capture sweeping views of the Rainier Valley to Downtown Seattle. Column-like windows on side elevations of the home provide vertically-strong views, placed to respect the privacy of the adjacent neighbors.
The 2,470 sq ft home includes four bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a large open living floor. On the top level, 12 ft tall ceilings and walls of glass allow large amounts of natural light to create a grand space for kitchen, dining, and living.
Additionally, the home includes a separate one bedroom apartment unit (635 sq ft) on the lower level, complete with a wrap-around patio. The structure was conceived as the juxtaposition of three pure volumes, each containing a unique programmatic element. Each element is emphasized by material cladding; cedar panel, cement board, concrete, and marine plywood.