This residence atop Magnolia began as a second story addition, but due to the client’s goals and the existing confined residence, the project quickly morphed into a new home constructed atop the original home’s foundation. Initially charged with creating a contemporary rendition of a Prairie Style home, the design team integrated design cues from classic Prairie Style Architecture such as long roof overhangs and horizontal banding with contemporary massing and a Pacific Northwest material pallet.
The 3-bedroom home frames stunning views of Elliott Bay and provides excellent indoor and outdoor opportunities for entertaining guests. A central “core” clad in shou sugi ban (or partially burnt fir and cedar) supports the cantilevered stair and organizes the interior spaces on all 3 floors. The work was completed while Mark was a founding principal at Urbanadd.