Mercer Island Residence by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen

December 8, 2008

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects designed this house located on Seattle, Washington’s Mercer Island.

From the architects:

This home on Mercer Island utilizes the elemental natures of concrete, steel and glass to create a family refuge. Two concrete structures, which house the garage, mudroom, and a play area, present themselves to the street. Between them runs an exposed steel bridge which leads over a private courtyard and into the main house. A bent plate steel staircase descends into an open plan, double-height living space, which is dominated by an immense concrete fireplace and chimney (in the living room) and a massive black granite-covered island (in the kitchen). Floor to ceiling windows provide unimpeded views of the water from the courtyard or inside the house.

Visit the website of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects – here.

Photographer: Tim Bies