Firm: Baylis Architects
Architect: Robert Reed, AIA
Contractor: Bender Chaffey
Photos: Pro Image
Located on a sloping hillside with views of Lake Washington, this new custom
home was designed for a family of five. One of the owners was born and
raised in Mexico; consequently, the driving concept behind the design was to
combine Mexican motifs and details in a contemporary Northwest home. The
focal element of the home is a three-foot thick wall that slices through
both floors and projects beyond the roof and exterior walls into the
landscape. The wall was finished with colored stucco and metal reveals.
Other traditional Mexican materials and details were incorporated such as
cantera stone, pebble inlays and gridded wood doors.