Riley’s Cove Residence

Location Seattle, Washington
Design Mentor Tom Kundig
Design Principal Kirsten R. Murray

This remodel and addition to a 1950s house opens up the original floor plan and creates a new entry sequence, providing a view through the house and reinforcing indoor-outdoor connections. The basic structure of the house was preserved. Existing wood siding was re-stained and portions of the exterior were clad in unsealed hot-rolled steel. Adding a transparent door and window wall, as well as lifting the roof line at the front of the house, improves the flow of the entry sequence and creates connections to the rest of the house.

It wasn’t a big addition, but it was pretty strategic and added lots of transparency that didn’t exist before.

Kirsten R. Murray Design Principal

Selected interior walls were removed as part of the remodel, and a new stair with translucent railings links previously separated spaces. The original stone fireplace is clad in steel. The installation of radiant heat concrete slab flooring, SIPS roofing panels and upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems boost the environmental performance of the house.

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Team

Design Principal

Kirsten R. Murray

Principal

Tom Kundig

Project Manager

Alivia Owens

Awards

2011

AIA Seattle and Northwest Home Magazine Home of the Month, Home of the Month

Publications

2011

O’Leary, Shannon. “A Fab Rehab.” Seattle Magazine, Jan. 2011, 11-15. Print.

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