A Bellevue Abode Stands As A Sculpted Masterpiece


modern exterior reflecting pool column

A Bellevue home's public wing, composed of the main living areas, boasts wide expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass from Quantum Windows & Doors. The reflecting pool at the top of the stairs is a soothing element. Throughout, architect David Coleman chose materials and details that minimize visual noise and strengthen the calming feel of the site.

modern entrance staircase columns undulating...

For the home's entrance, Coleman employed a concrete staircase, walls, columns collared by custom light fixtures and an undulating roof form. Landscape architect Bruce D. Hinckley outfitted the area with a reflecting pool and a waterfall that helps to diffuse street noise.

modern living room red accents...

In the living area, designer Elizabeth Stretch arranged sofas and armchairs by B&B Italia around a Camerich ottoman from Alchemy Collections. Hovering above the grouping is a Moooi light. The residents purchased the hand-knotted silk rug in the Kashmir region of India.

modern glass window wall great...

Porcelain tile from Pental Surfaces creates a feeling of quiet elegance throughout the residence. Builder Mark Schilperoort managed the installation of the sapele-wood ceiling over the kitchen, which adds warmth and texture to the area. The cabinetry, accented by Linnea hardware from Seattle Interiors, is also crafted with sapele wood, and the counters are topped by Caesarstone. Camerich chairs pull up to the dining table designed by Coleman.

modern outdoor entry hall columns...

A custom pivot door clad with Resysta siding provides access to the home. One of the homeowners' primary requests was that the residence connect to its wooded surroundings. From a small seating area inside, four Bensen tub chairs from Inform Interiors offer a cozy spot to take in the adjacent courtyard.

modern outdoor terrace fire pit...

At the rear, the roofline extends beyond the glass walls and creates a shading mechanism for the terrace, where Stretch placed a table, chairs and chaise lounges from Design Within Reach. Coleman designed the light fixtures attached to the concrete columns.

modern bedroom gray neutral glass...

The master suite showcases a custom cantilevered window seat crafted from sapele wood. Stretch selected a bed by B&B Italia and a lounge chair and ottoman by Ligne Roset for the space. The bedside tables and the cabinet are by Camerich from Alchemy Collections.

modern outdoor courtyard patio

The intersection of the residence's low-slung private wing and its expansive public wing creates an inviting outdoor space marked by a stretch of grass. The grounds were installed by Ohashi Landscape Services. The courtyard's cafe table and chairs are by Fermob.

My clients wanted a house with abundant natural light and strong connectivity to the land,” architect David Coleman says of the modernist home he recently devised for a Bellevue, Washington, couple.

Working closely with interior designer Elizabeth Stretch, Coleman created a design that displays indoor-outdoor fluidity and is as comfortable as it is artful. “There are large glass walls, water features and exterior rooms or courtyards that terrace up the site alongside the structure as part of the residence,” says the architect.

Keeping the original siting, Coleman restructured the dwelling with an L-shape floor plan. “There are two wings,” he says. “With its glass walls, the living wing is like a pavilion. It has tall ceilings and a roof form that resembles origami, and it is supported by large concrete columns in the front and the rear.”

Stretch then added scaled-down furnishings to complement, not compete with, the new design. “The furniture shouldn’t dilute the purity of the architecture; it should add scale and warmth and define spaces without making too much visual noise.”

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