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A Modern Seattle Home with an Art Studio

A Seattle couple, an artist and an engineer, had a list of requirements for Heliotrope Architects to meet in the design of their new Capital Hill home. First, they required a modern home with an art studio, along with an interior that had an art gallery feel, a guest wing, lots of natural light, a street presence balanced with privacy, and a connection between the indoors and out.

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They managed to make it all happen complete with a checkerboard layout that alternates between indoor and outdoor spaces. Open sight lines from the front courtyard to the back patio courtyard create a light-filled interior.

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One of the walls in the main living space is outfitted with a custom bookshelf with light passing through the top row of shelves. The flooring is a mix of polished concrete, tile, and myrtle wood, all of which ground the interior spaces.

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LOVE the furniture they chose which perfectly complements the design of the house.

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The master bathroom features Western Red cedar cabinets and a Japanese soaking tub that’s paired with pale blue/green tiles.

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The art studio resides in a double-height space with a cathedral ceiling. It’s right off the living room, but in order to feel separate, they built it a half level below so you step down into it.

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Photos by Ben Benschneider.






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