View Ridge by Heliotrope Architects
View Ridge is an inspiring lake Washington mid-century house designed by Heliotrope Architects.
About View Ridge
View Ridge: A Contemporary Twist on Mid-Century Design
Nestled among iconic mid-century homes, View Ridge introduces a modern 21st-century flair. The 15-foot (about 5 meters) grade difference from the sidewalk to the main entrance transforms into an immersive garden journey. It culminates in an entrance marked by natural elements and a prominent cantilevered overhang.
Merging Architecture with Nature
The design intricately weaves in existing plantings. For instance, the kitchen and owner’s bath offer views of a heritage Douglas fir. Meanwhile, the entrance spotlights a remarkable fig tree.
Smart Design for Spectacular Views
The home’s three tiered floors vary with each level, subtly reducing its overall stature. Interestingly, a ‘reverse floor plan’ places living spaces, a deck, and expansive sliding glass doors on the top floor. As a result, it guarantees uninterrupted views of the lake and the Cascade range, regardless of future neighboring constructions.
Future-Proofing with Style
A central staircase, spanning three stories, encircles an elevator. This thoughtful addition ensures the home remains accessible, letting owners comfortably age in place.
Photography by Haris Kenjar, Sean Airhart
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