Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

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Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

The top-floor living room of this Seattle house projects across the garden in a twisted cantilever.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

Local studio Elemental Architecture designed the three-storey house, where living rooms and a kitchen are unusually located on the cantilevering top storey.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

Glass doors open the kitchen out to a large balcony.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

A staircase leads up from here to a rooftop terrace that overlooks the neighbourhood.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

Bedrooms occupy the first floor, while a utility room, office and garage are on the ground level.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

Other cantilevering houses on Dezeen include one over that projects over a river and another with a base of stacked ceramic wine racks - see all our stories about cantilevers here.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

Here are a few sentences from Elemental Architecture:


Phinney Modern

2510 sqft single family home located in Seattles Phinney Ridge neighborhood.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

This home was designed for a young family on a small in-fill lot.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

The lot was very challenging just over 2000 sft with a access easement covering a portion of the southwest corner.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

 

This created a situation where the building footprint covered the majority of the yard, so it was essential to capture outdoor space on the structure.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

 

This led to the reverse floorplan (living on the third level), allowing the main spaces to easily access outdoor space, light and view.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

The homeowners created a welcoming contrast by their choices in furniture and wall coverings.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

The upper level opens to a west facing deck and exterior stair leading to a view roofdeck which overlooks Ballard and the Puget Sound.

Phinney Modern by Elemental Architecture

  • http://twitter.com/seeyoutomollow @seeyoutomollow

    woah, drainpipe alert!

  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    I think this is absolutely wonderful … although I don't care for the owner's choice of chairs.

  • edward

    Ingenious! Yes I guess it does rain alot in Seattle which leads me to wonder if a portion of the decks mightn't have been covered.

  • Anna

    It kinda reminds me of Kubuswoningen in Rotterdam http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1011/527411438_964

  • Justin

    I like it!….chairs can be moved, or replaced