first_imgCopyHouses•Seattle, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Courtyard House / DeForest ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCourtyard House / DeForest Architects Courtyard House / DeForest Architects Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 19 Share Landscape Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Houses Architects: DeForest Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Interior Design: Year:  2012center_img City:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderText description provided by the architects. Compressed between a narrow lane and Lake Washington, this project is an exercise in negotiating the competing demands of prospect and refuge. The owners asked for a welcoming modern home with a sense of privacy and seamless connection between indoors and out. Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderDeForest Architects responded with a main floor that flows from private entry courtyard through the great room and out to a series of waterfront entertaining spaces. Floor-to-ceiling lift-slide doors and hidden steel structure maximize the sense of openness. At the upper level, a band of channel glass running the length of the house affords privacy while admitting natural light and providing glimpses of the courtyard and a green roof. Each of the four bedrooms has a view of the lake and private deck and even the guest bath and laundry are daylit by floor-to-ceiling channel glass. Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThis home demonstrates that modern design can embrace seeming opposites — dramatic and nuanced, enfolding and expansive, comfortable and elegantly contemporary.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessStavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter ASSelected ProjectsShigeru Ban Named Pritzker Laureate for 2014Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDeForest ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 25, 2014Cite: “Courtyard House / DeForest Architects” 25 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream NB Design Group photographs:  Benjamin BenschneiderPhotographs:   Benjamin Benschneider Harriott Valentine Engineers Photographs United States Allworth Design Prestige Residential Construction 2012 Contractor: Structural Engineers: Area:  4600 ft² Area:  4600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more