North Mercer Island Residence

Located on a long, narrow Mercer Island waterfront lot, simplicity is a key expression throughout this home’s design. From the straightforward, lineal organization of its spaces to the use of durable materials and understated detailing, this home was designed to reflect the client’s love of classic Shingle Style architecture. The main floor is organized lineally along two single-loaded circulation corridors and is oriented to focus on the waterfront views to the north and the northwest. A base of battered natural stone walls instills the house with a strong feeling of permanence by providing a solid connection with the earth. Other features, such as the traditional Rumford fireplace, a detached “carriage house” garage with accessory dwelling unit, wood arbors and traditional materials provide the home with a sense of history and classic lines.