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ARCHITECT JIM OLSON IS AN ARTIST. Stretches of unspoiled nature and dense urban landscapes comprise his canvas. Wood, metal and glass are his materials, and buildings and furnishings are his masterpieces. In his nearly 50-year career, Olson has ďŹ lled his 15-page resume with a long list of projects and awards, including the American Institute of Architects Seattle Medal of Honor in 2007. His architecture ďŹ rmâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;founded as Jim Olson Architects in 1966, and going through four more names, including Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen (2000â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2009) and now Olson Kundig Architectsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; earned the AIA Architecture Firm Award in 2009. A native Seattleite, Olson is the ďŹ rst modern architect to design a building in Pike Place Marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic District, and his work has been featured in countless magazines, newspapers and books. In November 2009, a coďŹ&#x20AC;ee-table book was released that details 16 of his projects from the last decade. Jim Olson Houses (Monacelli Press, $65) features homesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ranging in location from Hong Kong to Atlantaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that are designed for each owner and locale but bear Olsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trademark touches: illuminated glass, carefully framed views, thoughtful art placement and a seamless interaction with nature. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that the architect has planned everything, from the speciďŹ c wall upon which a painting hangs to the type of tree outlined by a living-room window. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts with nature,â&#x20AC;? Olson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see how architecture relates to nature, how furniture relates to architecture and how art has a harmony to it. Everything is reďŹ ned and well thought outâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; every detail matters.â&#x20AC;? Despite his achievements, Olson remains grounded and attached to his roots. One of his favorite places is his Key Peninsula cabin, which he built at the age of 18 and has continued to add on to over the years. (His latest plan, he reveals with appealing enthusiasm, is to build a 20-footlong deck that stretches out into the trees.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the Northwest,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really like to be here.â&#x20AC;? As for the secret to his success, Olson demurs, crediting perseverance and advice he received from his father. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad told me that if I made my career out of what I wanted out of a hobby, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be happy,â&#x20AC;? he says. Pure talent doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt either.

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MY MOTHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S APPLE DUMPLINGS These dumplings are wonderful dolloped with something creamyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;good-quality vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or Greek yogurt sweetened to taste with a bit of honey. SERVES 8

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s summer gradually transitions to winter over the course of several months, the quality of the air changes, and we can see and feel nature shedding its fruits, preparing for the barren season. In the fall, the quality of the natural light takes on a golden glow, a deep burnt umber color that reďŹ&#x201A;ects the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changing position in the sky, and an aura of mystery and magic takes over. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to light candles around the house, creating an atmosphere of warmth and comfort to ward oďŹ&#x20AC; the coming chill. To serve a festive autumn meal, decorate the table with something that comes from nature. I like to use grapes and vines from our grape arbor. The gorgeous green leaves that have begun to change colors are beautiful accents for a fall table. In these pictures I use old silver plates and sugar bowls to act as separate centerpieces on the table. I chose olive green, brown and Tuscan gold as my color palette. I used vintage Rosanna â&#x20AC;&#x153;French Toileâ&#x20AC;? dinner plates and Rosanna tortoise-colored ďŹ&#x201A;atware. Handmade place cards fashioned from heavy Italian watercolor paper add warmth and texture to the table arrangement.

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FOR THE APPLES: 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 8 Gala apples, peeled and cored

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two sticks butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fill the centers of the apples with the mixture. Set aside. Make the dough: Put ďŹ&#x201A;our and salt in a food processor and

pulse to combine. Add cubed butter and shortening and pulse until just incorporated. Slowly add ice water through the feed tube and pulse until a ball forms. Do not overwork the dough. Flatten two disks of dough and wrap in plastic for about an hour. Make the dumplings: Preheat oven to 375°F. On a pastry

cloth, using a ďŹ&#x201A;oured rolling pin covered with a pastry stocking, roll out the dough into a rough square 1/8 inch thick. Cut into eight squares and set a ďŹ lled apple in the center of each square. Bring corners of dough up to cover the entire apple and pinch the top to seal. Repeat with the remaining apples and dough. Place dumplings on a rimmed baking sheet. Dot the tops of the dumplings with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, until apples are tender when pierced carefully with a fork. Let cool a bit, then serve warm or at room temperature in individual serving bowls.

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THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR THE BEACH ACCESS FEATURES A GRAVEL PATH AND LOWMAINTENANCE PLANTS SUCH AS LAVENDER. “I LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS AN EXTENSION OF OUR FRONT YARD, CONTINUING FROM OUR DOOR TO THE WATER,” TRISH COAN SAYS. “I SPEND MANY HAPPY HOURS THERE, CLIPPING AND MEDITATING.” opposite: THE NEW EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE FEATURES STAINED CEDAR,

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AFRICAN MAHOGANY CABINETS AND CARRARA MARBLE COUNTER TOPS. left: A PAINTING BY LOCAL ARTIST JACK GUNTER HANGS IN THE DINING ROOM. below: SECOND FLOOR CEILINGS ARE PANELED WITH CEDAR; THE FIREPLACE SURROUND IS MAHOGANY. opposite: A DRAMATIC NOGUCHI PAPER LAMP BY AKARI HANGS ABOVE THE STAIRWELL.

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Five years ago, she and John started making plans to remodel the house and make it their permanent home. For the design, they hired local professionals who knew and loved the area the way they did: Stanwood’s Designs Northwest Architects and H2K Design, whose work they had seen elsewhere on Camano Island. “We liked the idea of working with somebody local and liked what they had done,” Trish says. “And then after we had met them, we really liked them.” She and John also appreciated the way Designs Northwest’s lead architectural designer Shawn Sullivan and interior designers Wendy Kennedy and Garrett Kuhlman collaborated. “We feel so lucky to have found Shawn, Garrett and Wendy,” Trish says. “They did a superb job of getting to know us and then translating their observations into a style that really reflects our personalities and lifestyle.” Their initial goals were relatively modest. “The Coan project started as ‘the house that needed new windows,’ ” Kuhlman recalls. Trish and John were happy with the existing 2,200-square-foot floor plan, which focused living and entertaining spaces on the second floor and separated the two bedrooms—each with its own bath—on the first floor, but wanted new surfaces and a more open feel.

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“My mom had this idea that she wanted it to be really comfortable for guests. She wanted each bedroom to be its own suite,” Trish says of her parents’ 1970s beach house. “I like the fact that the bedrooms each have their own bathroom and are very comfortable.” “The house was planned beautifully when it was built,” Kuhlman says. “We tried to honor the architecture, and we didn’t feel that there was a lot of manipulation that needed to occur other than opening up the kitchen and updating cabinets, appliances and interior materials.” But as they dove into the design process, “It really evolved,” Trish says with a laugh. “As we went along, [the architect and designers] would say ‘wouldn’t it be cool to do this?’ and we’d think about how we could achieve that within our budget,” Trish remembers. Sometimes the “cool” ideas cost more than the Coans wanted to spend, but the designers listened to their concerns and respected the budget. “There were some stretches, but it was really worth it,” she says now. The interior square footage remains the same, but the second-floor deck is larger, and a new deck was added on the lower level. It sits just outside the water-view bedroom and holds a hot tub. Trish especially likes the more open feel of the second story, which was created by taking out


a full-height wall between the dining room and kitchen and removing the kitchen’s dropped ceiling. Over-counter cabinets were replaced by what Kuhlman calls a mahogany-wrapped “lighting cloud” suspended by millfinished steel above the peninsula and range. Another change that helped open up the space was in the home’s central stair well. “The original stair core also had half walls, so it cut off light from penetrating into the entry,” Kuhlman says. “That’s where we came up with the two-story glass window that aligned with the stairwell.” In addition, they connected the second-floor living and dining areas with a glass bridge over the entry below. “The horizontal glass bridge intersects the window so that it doesn’t block the light from penetrating the stair tower and that whole area, and the entry below, are flooded with light,” Kuhlman explains. “My husband didn’t have a lot of things that he really wanted, but one of the things he wanted was lots of light,” Trish says. She and John also like their new interior color palette of warm neutrals, a “grayed green” and pops of marine blue in upholsteries and textiles. “The colors are soothing, calming and restful, and seem to fit in with our seashore location,” Trish says. “We can see the water wherever we move throughout the house.”

The house sits on a divided lot with a road separating the Coans’ beach access from their house. Landscape architect Scott Lankford, of Designs Northwest Architects, designed the Coans’ new easy-care outdoor plan, turning what was once a grassy plot beside the water into a serene garden. “John and I both like to garden,” Trish explains. “[And] we didn’t really want to be tied down to mowing the lawn.” They asked Lankford to identify drought-tolerant plants that would give their landscape a Northwest feel. Part of the idea behind the easy-care landscape was to let the Coans travel, but Trish says she and John find themselves spending a lot of time on Camano Island. One of her neighbors recently described himself as “living the vacation,” and she said that’s how she feels too. “I don’t feel I have to get away from anything,” Trish says. “I’m already here.” For resource information, see Sources, page 78. left to right: THE MASTER BEDROOM FEATURES A VIEW ACROSS THE NEW DECK AND HOT

TUB TO UTSALADY BAY; CLEARFINISHED CEDAR SCREENS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MASTER BEDROOM DECK OFFER PRIVACY FOR HOT TUB USERS; A HORIZONTAL GLASS BRIDGE BISECTS THE TWOSTORY VERTICAL WINDOW AND CONNECTS THE SECONDFLOOR LIVING AND DINING AREAS ACROSS THE FIRSTFLOOR ENTRYWAY.

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THOUGH THE LIVING ROOM FEATURES GALLERYWORTHY ART, A RARE SCHIMMEL PIANO AND CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY, IT LACKS PRETENSION. “THE WHOLE LIVING ROOM IS SO COMFORTABLE,” TOM SAYS. “I’M NOT AFRAID OF PUTTING SOMETHING DOWN SOMEWHERE AND LEAVING A MARK. THAT ROOM IS JUST PERFECT.” TOM AND SALLY DIDN’T WANT A TELEVISION MOUNTED ABOVE THE FIREPLACETHE J.P. CANLIS GLASS PIECE JUST BELONGED THERESO THEY PLACED A TV IN THE ADJACENT ROOM, A SPACE THAT OTHER FIFTEENTWENTYONE RESIDENTS USE AS A TERRACE IN THEIR UNITS. this page: “THE CHANDELIER IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE,” SALLY SAYS. FROM MODERN CANADIAN DESIGN HOUSE BOCCI, THE BLOWNGLASS LIGHT FIXTURE ABOVE THE DINING TABLE OFFERS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF PLAYFULNESS AND ELEGANCE.

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om and Sally are the sort of people who offer you an iced Arnold Palmer before you’ve had a chance to put down your coat. Their home has a guest book filled with heartfelt words of appreciation from countless friends, family and acquaintances. And they use words such as “neat” and “darling.” These aren’t the kind of people you’d typically expect to see living in an ultramodern downtown high-rise. But they do— and they’re pretty excited about it. In late 2007, when one of their two sons bought a unit in the thenunbuilt Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue project in downtown Seattle, the Independence, Oregon, residents dreamingly discussed the idea of “someday having the chance to live in a building like that.”

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They set aside the idea, not wanting to intrude on their son’s life, but he encouraged them to pursue it. Because both of their boys—and their four grandchildren—live in Seattle, Tom and Sally jumped at the chance. They purchased a jaw-dropping-view unit on the 37th floor with windows on three sides. The building was still in the construction phase, so architects Weber Thompson sent interior designer Lara Taylor to help Tom and Sally through the customization process. The buyers quickly realized she was a perfect fit to help them transition from life in rural Oregon, and they hired her to design the entire space. “I was so lucky to be sent such wonderful clients,” Taylor says. “They’ve been a dream to work with.” “At the time, we were living in a French country–style home on a farm,” Sally says, “so we wanted something the complete opposite of that—a


opposite: “OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THAT WE WILL NOT LIVE IN A PLACE THAT IS INTIMIDATING TO

ANYONE,” TOM SAYS. SO ALTHOUGH THEY WANTED A SLEEK, URBAN AESTHETIC, IT ALSO NEEDED TO BE COMFORTABLE AND CASUAL. THEIR SAARINEN TABLE WITH COMFY UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS, AND STOOLS AT THE KITCHEN ISLAND, INVITE COUNTERSIDE CONVERSATION AS SALLY COOKS. this page: STATEMENTMAKING PIECES FILL THE CONDO, BUT SALLY PARTICULARLY LOVES THE STEVE JENSEN SCULPTURE IN THE ENTRYWAY. “IT LOOKS JUST LIKE MY GRANDDAUGHTER TWIRLING,” SHE SAYS.

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below, left: “THE POWDER ROOM IN A HOME IS THE ULTIMATE GUEST BATHROOM,” TAYLOR SAYS. “I ALWAYS THINK THEY SHOULD BE PRETTY DECORATIVE.” A MOSAIC OF OVAL TILES FROM ANN SACKS GIVES THE COUPLE’S POWDER ROOM A DRAMATICALLY DARING AESTHETIC THAT “REALLY WORKS,” SALLY SAYS. center: THE CONDOMINIUM’S

SECOND BEDROOM, TUCKED AWAY ON THE NORTHFACING SIDE OF THE HOME, FUNCTIONS AS TOM’S HOME OFFICE AS WELL AS A PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE SPACE FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS. right: WHEN SALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH BRASS TILES AT ANN SACKS, TAYLOR PROMISED THAT SHE’D MAKE THEM WORK. SHE DESIGNED A CUSTOM MOSAIC FRAME AROUND THE MASTER BATHROOM MIRROR AND REPEATED THE PATTERN IN LARGE SQUARES INTERSPERSED AMONG THE CREMA MARSIL MARBLE FLOOR TILES.

sleek city look, but still with elements of our other life.” The couple’s transition from farm to city is perhaps best illustrated by the J.P. Canlis blown-glass art installation above the living-room fireplace. Wheat consists of about 600 individual pieces of delicate glass that form a 6-foot-by-4-foot sculpture reminiscent of a sun-kissed field. “I used to raise wheat, so that piece has special significance for me,” Tom says. Although other elements of life on the farm can be spotted throughout the home, it’s the new city-sleek touches that create such a dramatically different living experience for the couple. The open-plan living-dining-kitchen area is the quintessential setting for urban entertaining. A large Saarinen marble table—beneath a glamorously playful Bocci chandelier—provides comfortable seating for six. The kitchen gets its sophisticated look from espresso-stained cabinetry and another J.P. Canlis glass piece, Peel, which glows sunny yellow in a display above the concealed refrigerator. With the exception of the primary dazzler of the home—the Schimmel acrylic grand piano that Tom (who had years of formal training and now plays as a hobby) had been eyeing for years—furnishings in the living area are streamlined, so as to not distract from the Puget Sound view. A pair

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of cozy charcoal sofas anchor the seating area, offset by warm touches of yellow and peach. “It was all about the view, obviously,” Tom says, “so you don’t see a lot of obstructions in front of the windows.” The same goes for the master suite, which has windows spanning the length of two walls with floor-to-ceiling views looking north and east. “Sally’s famous line is that she uses the Space Needle as a night light,” Tom says with a grin. The bedroom bursts with rich color—violets and sunflower yellow are found in the custom upholstered armchairs, custom bedding and area rugs, designed by Taylor, from Driscoll Robbins. An arrangement of glass art above the poster bed offers a burst of soothing turquoise and amber, and it’s echoed by a matching arrangement in the master bath. “It’s all so lovely and refined, but it looks lived in,” Taylor says. “It’s nice to know you can have really beautiful things and still feel that they’re livable.” Tom and Sally wholeheartedly agree. “Never, ever did I imagine we’d have a life like this,” Sally says, glowing. But they do. For resource information, see Sources, page 78.


IN THE MASTER BEDROOM, TAYLOR HAD THE ENTIRE SET OF LIGHTWEIGHT BEDDING CUSTOM MADE, AND SHE DESIGNED A PAIR OF CUSTOM RUGS THROUGH DRISCOLL ROBBINS FINE CARPETS. THE COUPLE AND THEIR DESIGNER THEN SELECTED GLASS ARTWORK FROM EDGE OF GLASS GALLERY IN FREMONT TO FLOAT ABOVE THE HEADBOARD. “THIS SPACE IS JUST SO PHENOMENAL,” TOM SAYS. SEATTLEHOMESMAG.COM SEPTEMBER 2010

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TABLE AND AN EXTRA SEATING AREA FORMED BY RAISED BEDS ON THE LEFT. BEYOND THE TERRACE, AND VISIBLE THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN, THE URN FOUNTAIN CREATES A UNIFYING FOCAL POINT. this page: A SHALLOW BOWL PLANTED WITH SEASONALLY CHANGING

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OF THE PROPERTY TOWARD THE HOUSE SHOWS HOW THE DESIGNER EMPLOYS AN ARTFUL USE OF SPACE TO INCLUDE A LAWN AND CASUAL SEATING AREA. left: THE SUNKEN LOUNGE WITH ITS BUILTIN VENTLESS GAS FIREPLACE PROVIDES A COZY ENVIRONMENT FOR ENTERTAINING. this page: ECKLEY SMOOTHLY COMBINES A MIX OF MATERIALS IN THE LANDSCAPE. AN ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN GATESET IN A FENCE MADE OF SUSTAINABLY GROWN AND HARVESTED IPE WOODOPENS ONTO A SIDE PATH TO THE TERRACE.

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Fitzpatrick also wanted a cutting garden, and Eckley achieved the two functions in one inviting yet intimate space where guests can be welcomed and from which Fitzpatrick can fill vases with roses, peonies and dahlias. Covering unwanted views, borrowing nearby views and creating their own views meant strategically placing hedges around and within the property. Along the street, a short hedge of laurel forms an eye-level screen: With a pruning method called pleaching, the limbed-up plants show only trunk below, and the neatly clipped evergreen foliage above creates a window-blind effect. A golden Leyland cypress hedge lines the side path to the back; it is kept just thick enough for the foliage to disguise a chain-link fence behind it. Within the garden, low boxwoods and tall yews form lines that divide and separate so that spaces are defined by green. Enclosing the property with hedges and allowing the views to be directed inward meant that Eckley needed to provide for visual interest throughout the year. In winter, the ghostly white trunks of the Himalayan white birch (Betula utilis var. jacquemontii) glow along the back property line hedge, and the silver-blue round forms of ‘Cream Ball’ cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera) maintain a constant evergreen presence. Eckley edges paths with lengths of steel to create straight lines and to make

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the garden appear larger. “Your eye follows the straight line instead of the shortest path to something, and so the distance seems greater,” he explains. The side path ends at the terrace, one of three levels behind the house, where the ground formerly sloped from east to west; during construction, all the soil was kept on-site and used to fill in and smooth out the space. Plenty of room exists on the terrace for a teak dining table and chairs, with extra seating on a built-in bench capped with bluestone. The backs of benches on the terrace form raised beds where lettuce grows—“We call that our salad bar,” Fitzpatrick says. Herbs, from variegated sage to several kinds of mint, and two standard bay trees fill dual roles as ornament and seasoning. Eckley carries out the bluestone theme by using it for the courtyard pavers and for capping not only benches but also a large steel box topped with a water fountain urn. The big, splashy water feature works hard in the garden. It can be seen from all levels—terrace, lawn and sunken garden— and so serves to unite the various spaces. It helps to mask the neighborhood noise (“I-5 is just down the street,” Eckley says), and the brass spigot below fills a water dish for Bovey, the couple’s dog. Bovey gets his own space along the west side of the house: a narrow strip in which several old fruit trees grow and which also serves as the


far left: RUNNING ALMOST THE FULL LENGTH OF THE PROPERTY

ON THE WEST SIDE, THE UTILITY AREA INCLUDES A POTTING TABLE WITH SPACE FOR ARRANGING FLOWERS. left: A WIDER VIEW OF THE AREA SHOWS THAT NO SPACE IS WASTED: THE TABLE SITS BESIDE A RAIN BARREL MADE FROM AN OLD WINE BARREL AND A CLOTHES DRYING RACK; IT’S ADJACENT TO THE DOG RUN. this page: A WALL OF NEATLY CLIPPED LEYLAND CYPRESS CREATES A BACKDROP OF GREEN TO BETTER DISPLAY POTS AND PLANTS. ECKLEY REPEATS MATERIALS THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN: RUSTED STEEL APPEARS IN THE BOX SUPPORTING THE URN FOUNTAIN, IN EDGING DIVIDING GRASS AND CRUSHED ROCK, AND IN STEP RISERS. SEATTLEHOMESMAG.COM SEPTEMBER 2010

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ANCHORS THE FRONT ENTRY, WHICH IS PLANTED WITH A VARIETY OF FLOWERS AND EVERGREENS FOR USE IN CUT ARRANGEMENTS. bottom: A BRASS SPIGOT IN THE STEEL BOX THAT SERVES AS A BASE FOR THE URN FOUNTAIN STYLISHLY SUPPLIES BOVEY THE DOG WITH WATER FOR HIS DISH. below: LETTUCE AND OTHER GREENS GROW IN A RAISED BED THAT FORMS THE SEATING AREA BETWEEN THE DINING TERRACE AND SUNKEN LOUNGE. “WE CALL THAT OUR SALAD BAR,” DEVIN FITZPATRICK SAYS.

underground filtration trench for the house’s downspouts. Channeling the water to this area allows rain to seep naturally through the sandy soil, instead of running down into the nearest storm drain. Throughout the garden, well-thought-out devices add to the sense of roominess while serving other purposes. In the center of the entry courtyard, a round weathered pedestal table made from lightweight zinc holds a bowl planted with seasonally changing arrangements. “We do a lot for clients with small spaces,” Eckley says. “Using things like the table with its silhouette allows more visual transparency.” The design principles of repetition, balance and symmetry create a cohesive, comfortable and spacious garden. Eckley implemented those principles by using round-shaped plants such as the ‘Cream Ball’ cypress, the slightly larger version ‘Boulevard’ and round-pruned variegated boxwood. Treatments, too, are repeated: The two-dimensional pleached laurel

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hedge in front is echoed in back by olive trees, treated in the same manner, that flank the steps to the sunken garden. The sunken garden, with its fireplace set into a concrete wall, creates a cozy outdoor room where the garden can be enjoyed even on cool evenings. Vines soften hard surfaces—Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) on the concrete and a climbing hydrangea on the house’s brick exterior. The finished landscape—just two years old—stands as a model solution for a common problem in older Seattle neighborhoods. “The big picture,” Eckley says, “is the lot and house [that] are so typical of Seattle—it doesn’t have the best views; it’s an older, smaller house; the land [is] sloped in the back.” The resulting outdoor spaces are a testament to how good design can transform a garden of any size. For resource information, see Sources, page 78.


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the Broadmoor neighborhood look,” Mulder says. To do this, the architect kept the appearance of the shuttered windows and used the existing white painted brick for the new exterior. He centered the front entryway and made it more prominent by moving the door and creating a tower element to house it. A new porch was built specially for the entrance as well. The pathway leading to the door was also moved and made to look more inviting with lighter material and a more interesting form to match the new entryway. “We wanted the home to look as if it had been built that way in the first place,”

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exterior finishes, for example—are completed on location. Modular prefab also includes “cargotecture,” a moniker coined by HyBrid Architecture to describe structures made out of shipping containers. (HyBrid designed Dixie Stark Home, the first commercial cargo container building in Seattle.) Panelized prefab construction projects employ factory-made wall, floor and roof pieces that are precut and packaged in kits before being shipped to the site for assembly. This method is feasible for large buildings, but is more often used for smaller structures, such as accessory dwelling units. Panelized prefab kits can be carried into difficult-to-reach locations piece by piece, which make them ideal for urban in-fill projects. K\UhAU_Yg=h;fYYb3 The prefab process starts in a factory, which helps reduce waste. “Computers can measure and slice and dice parts so they can reuse parts elsewhere,” explains Joel Egan of HyBrid Architecture. Plus, since everything is done in one location, pollution from construction equipment is kept to a minimum. Ryan Grey Smith, founder of Modern-Shed, a company that specializes in panelized kits, notes that prefab fits in well with sustainable ideologies. “Let’s not tear up these houses just because they need an office,” Smith

says. “Just add the piece that you need.” The idea, he explains, is to make cities more livable, allowing more people to work from home and drive less. K\UhUVcih8Yg][b3 Many prefab companies are architect-run or partner with architecture firms to offer predesigned floor plans or to build custom projects. Method Homes, which built Cara Beth and Amy’s second home, has worked with Balance Associates Architects on its S-M-L series of predesigned cabins as well as local firm Pb Elemental on custom projects and Jeff Kovel, principal of Portland’s Skylab Architecture, for a modular system called HOMB. The predesigned aspect of prefab can be seen as a benefit, especially for smaller structures. “We’ve done all the design work,” says Sloan Ritchie, founder of Seattle-based prefab company Backyard Box, which won Best in Show at the 2010 Backyard Cottage Design Challenge produced by Method Homes and real estate firm Infiniti RED. “You’re getting wellthought-out, well-designed, award-winning products with less effort.” Some argue that all prefab is modern, but Seattle-based Lindal Cedar Homes has been building homes with its precut post-and-beam system for 65 years. In the past, Lindal has worked with the likes of Michael Graves and Jim Cutler, and its homes range from traditional to contemporary. SEATTLEHOMESMAG.COM SEPTEMBER 2010

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the factory and on-site occurring simultaneously, while a panelized backyard addition might take just a week. <ck8cYgh\Y7cgh7cadUfY3 The jury is out on prefab’s cost savings over stick-built. While the savings in time do equate to lower labor costs, the design, materials and quality of prefab are equal to site-built homes and the cost can be similar. The important thing to keep in mind is that building the prefab way is still the same as building any home and requires just as much financial and emotional commitment. Prefab has come a long way from its double-wide days. In the Seattle area, the growing number of prefab companies suggests that its popularity and evolution will only continue to expand. For more information about the prefab resources mentioned in this article, visit SeattleHomesMag.com.


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Henrybuilt, Viola Park, 3form Light Art, Modern-Shed, Urban Hardwoods, Resolute, Rosichelli Mendoza and Grand Image opened their doors for the second annual Modern Design Block Party, July 14. Guests toured production facilities and showrooms and enjoyed refreshmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; such as tacos, beer and chili dogsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; from local food vendors. (At left: a display in the 3form showroom.)

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>UW_@U7UggY La Casse Construction, 3217 Grand Ave., Everett, (425) 317-9842.

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.com; inset stainless steel ďŹ replace, ODGSR 42-inch Outdoor Ventless Gas Fireplace, Al Fresco Series, Majestic Fireplace, Sutter Home & Hearth, 5333 Ballard Ave. N.W., (206) 783-9115, sutterhearth.com. Page 49: Antique gates, Left Bank Antiques, 1904 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, (360) 2933022, leftbankantiques.com. Page 50: Rain barrel, reclaimed wine barrel, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, (206) 546-4851, skynursery.com; stand, custom, Teeters Metal Fab, 9422 Roosevelt Way N.E., (206) 524-2814, teetersmetalfab .com; willow screens, Master Garden Products, 3223 C St. N.E., Auburn, (800) 574-7284, mastergardenproducts.com. Page 51: Water feature urn, Lucca Statuary; Venetian urn, AW Pottery, 19331 21st Ave. W., Lynnwood, (425) 712-8816, awpottery.com. Page 52: Zinc table, Smith and Hawken; bluestone pavers, Marenakos Rock Center, 30250 S.E. High Point Way, Issaquah, (425) 392-3313, marenakos.com; brass spigot for dog bowl, Compas Architectural Stone and Tile International, Inc., 843-845 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 854-3023, compasstone.com. /dOWZOPZSb]bVSb`ORSbV`]cUVO`QVWbSQbaO\RRSaWU\S`a

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