Sound View in North Seattle

 Elford Drive Residence


The redux of this midcentury house overlooking Puget Sound made bold changes to the entry sequence and a small bath house addition to the existing footprint. Otherwise the basic envelope of the house was maintained while updating exterior material selection. The whole experience and aesthetic quality of approaching the house is made more gracious entering on the lower level into a double height foyer with stairs leading to the living area on the second level. Accent skylights were added to brighten the interior spaces with natural light. The interior spaces were transformed with a wonderful contemporary palatte of materials that balance whimsical sophistication and comfort. Given the unique site and views to the water, the landscaping was cleared and reworked to strengthen connection to interior spaces.


contractor, design and interiors: Jenny Beedon Snow

landscape design and installation: Cultivar. Judson Sullivan