Mercer Island Residence
Mercer Island, Wash.
Architect/Designer | McCullough Architects
Builder | JayMarc Homes
Landscape Architect/Designer | Kenneth Philp Landscape Architects
Interior Designer | Tammara Stroud Interior Design
Photographer | John Granen Photography
A thorough site analysis and collaboration between the client, architect, interior designer, landscape architect, and builder resulted in a unique home. It is balances deftly on the site, showcases the views, respects the neighborhood, and is custom fashioned to fit the family. Outside, a steel-and-precast concrete bridge over the front garden connects the street to the entry; the roof deck perched above the garden provides expansive views of Mount Rainier.
Inside, a steel, glass and wood stair is contained within a tower of light. In the kitchen, light floods through clerestory windows; an outdoor room provides a true year-round space seamlessly connected to the kitchen.
The careful balance of scale, proportion, and color creates an intimate and casual feeling beneath the soaring ceiling in the living room, which features a three-sided fireplace and entertainment center. The gym, which opens onto the garden patio through massive sliding doors, features wood siding salvaged from the original home.