A Serene Seattle Home Focused Around a Zen Garden Asks $2.4M
This AIA award–winning home emphasizes purity of materials, a simple palette, and remarkable indoor/outdoor spaces.
One of Seattle’s newest listings feels more like a woodsy retreat than an urban dwelling. Located on the fringe of Washington Park Arboretum in the Madison Valley neighborhood, the timber-clad structure was designed by mwworks—a local firm known for their serene designs that embrace the landscape. Completed in 2013, the home was designed in collaboration with the owners, who desired a peaceful ambiance and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle reminiscent of their former property in rural Washington.
Working with the homeowners, whose company also managed and built the home, the architects landed on a tranquil home built around a central courtyard. Sliding glass doors seamlessly connect a corner of the courtyard to the interior, where concrete floors and warm wood tones run throughout the main level. An open floor plan connects the kitchen, dining area, and living room, and numerous full-height windows illuminate the space. The elegant design received a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2014.