Dark-Stained Cedar Siding And Copper Panels Cover The Exterior Of This Mercer Island House

Dark-stained cedar siding and copper panels cover this modern house that has a cantilever and is nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island in Washington. #CedarSiding #CopperPanels #ModernHouse

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

 

During his time as Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, Rick Sundberg (who is now part of SKL Architects), completed the design of this modern home with a cantilever that’s nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island, Washington.

 

Dark-stained cedar siding and copper panels cover this modern house that has a cantilever and is nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island in Washington. #CedarSiding #CopperPanels #ModernHouse

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Dark-stained cedar siding wraps the exterior of the private areas, while the public spaces are clad with copper panels, which over time will develop a rich patina.


Dark-stained cedar siding and copper panels cover this modern house that has a cantilever and is nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island in Washington. #CedarSiding #CopperPanels #ModernHouse

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Stepping inside, the interiors have a cozy and intimate feeling, with lowered ceilings and a blackened, steel-faced fireplace in the living room helping to achieve this. The living space is wrapped by a band of clerestory windows that fill the interiors with balanced light.


The interiors of this modern house have a cozy and intimate feeling, with lowered ceilings and a blackened, steel-faced fireplace in the living room helping to achieve this. #SteelFireplace #LivingRoom

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the dining room, a custom-designed glass and metal chandelier sits above a custom dining table that’s made from wood, steel and concrete.


In this contemporary dining room, a custom-designed glass and metal chandelier sits above a custom dining table that's made from wood, steel and concrete. #DiningRoom #DiningTable

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the kitchen, simple wood cabinets are combined with a grey counter to create a contemporary appearance.


In this modern kitchen, simple wood cabinets are combined with a grey counter to create a contemporary appearance. #WoodKitchen #KitchenDesign

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the hallway, there’s display shelving for the home owners art collection, and a set of antique Chinese wood panels have been inset into blackened-steel framing.


In this hallway, there's display shelving for the home owners art collection, and a set of antique Chinese wood panels have been inset into blackened-steel framing. #Hallway #InteriorDesign

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

At the end of the hallway is the master suite, which is located in the cantilevered wing. The bedroom has an adjoining office with walnut details. The cantilevered element allows the bedroom and the office to have views of Lake Washington.

 


This master bedroom suite has a home office with a fireplace, desk, bookshelves and views of the nearby lake. #MasterSuite #HomeOffice #MasterBedroom

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The master suite also has a walk-in dressing room that’s been fitted out with cabinets, shelving, racks and drawers.


This modern walk-in dressing room has been fitted out with cabinets, shelving, racks and drawers. #WalkInCloset #DressingRoom

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the master bathroom, limestone has been used throughout the design, while eucalyptus cabinetry adds warmer touch to the space.


In this contemporary master bathroom, limestone has been used throughout the design, while eucalyptus cabinetry adds warmer touch to the space. #MasterBathroom #BathroomDesign

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

A blackened steel staircase that leads down to the lower floor of the home.


A blackened steel staircase that leads down to the lower floor of this modern house. #SteelStaircase #Steel #Stairs

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Downstairs, custom steel shelving provides a place to display the home owners extensive book collection.


Custom steel shelving provides a place to display this home owners extensive book collection. #SteelShelving #Shelving

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider | Rick Sundberg is now a Principal at Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young (SKL) Architects | Design team: Rick Sundberg (Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen) and Misun Chung Gerrick (Project Architect)

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