A Greener Update for a Contemporary House

A Greener Update for a Contemporary House

Aaron Able
Sep 1, 2010

This contemporary home from the 1950s had great bones — terrazzo floors, solid wood beamed ceilings and walls of windows that overlooked its forest setting north of Seattle. When Finne Architects were asked to renovate it, they used the idea of "crafted modernism" to make the home even better.

A new open floor plan and clerestory windows brought even more natural light into the house. Terrazzo floors (with radiant heating) and beamed ceilings were added to new areas of the house and Finne Architects added a lot of custom cherry cabinetry with unique textural treatments in the home.

You can see more images and the full description of the project by the architects at Contemporist | The Lake Forest Park Renovation by Finne Architects.

Images: Benjamin Benschneider

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