Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

moon & evening light

The home was designed around the owner's desire to have an accessible home and to be able to have gatherings of family and friends to take advantage of its lakefront location.  The main room of the home is entered at grade level on the street side and is oriented toward the lake side of the house.  This simple layout was an effective way to realize the owner's goals.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

clearstory vases

The tops of the kitchen cabinets creates a natural shelf for a collection of glass vases where the natural light from the clearstory windows shows them off beautifully.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

entry court & garden

The entry slips into the central part of the home with its high vaulting roof and clearstory windows between the two wings of the house.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

entry

The simple bench next to the entry door provides a sense of welcome - a place to rest, a place to remove one's shoes, and a place to transition from the hustle and bustle to the quiet of home.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

kitchen

The kitchen is located at one end of the great room under the soaring vault of the ceiling.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

glass tiles

The glass tile backsplash in the master bath.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

evening light

A liminal moment with evening sunlight slipping in through the clearstory windows onto the upper wall of the living area.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

lake burien

Evening view of Lake Burien from the home.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

overlooking the lake

The lake as seen from inside looking through the sliding doors and across the deck.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

lake shore setting

The home is framed by the trees as it looks over the lawn and lake shore.

Lake Burien Home

Lake Burien Home

lake shore

The late afternoon light brings the pastoral beauty of the lily pads and cattails at the shore edge to life.