Leland / 17th Street Residence

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This Residence was commissioned by Adam Leland Homes an Eastside Builder noted for their high-end custom and spec built homes. This particular project was the Builders personal Residence. The 5,000 square foot Project is located in a re-emerging neighborhood of Bellevue just north of the bustling City Center.

In addition to the standard programmatic elements one would find in a custom home of this size the Project also included an extensive in-home office area on the Ground Level with its own separate Entry. The Owner’s who have a young and growing family wanted to minimize the interaction between the daily business affairs and their daily household routine. A three car Garage was designed with one elongated bay to house the Owner’s boat, work related materials and equipment. A large second level Recreation Room located adjacent to the bedrooms was situated over the Garage to minimize noise disturbance to the lower level spaces.

A combination of curved sheet metal roof forms strategically placed over primary spaces of the house together with flat roofed elements over subordinate spaces give the Residence a unique contemporary identity. The curved roof vaults translate to the interior spaces by way of curved glue laminated roof beams and tongue-and groove cedar ceiling soffits these elements along with other material selections give the interiors a warm contemporary feel.

A few other notable features include a gracefully curved Entry Stair, a covered Loggia at the rear of the residence outfitted with a built-in BBQ and accessed via french doors allowing for protected outdoor entertaining and extensive built-in features at the Master Bedroom.

Construction was completed in 2008.

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