When a neglected 1961 George Lucker home was in need of repair, SHED Architecture & Design stepped in to redesign the residence for an intergenerational family. Located on a hill in Seattle overlooking Lake Washington, the mid-century home is ideal for families who crave the natural surroundings, an open floor plan, and a new master suite.
The company kept the home’s original footprint and focused on reconfiguring the interior to create interconnected spaces that benefit from natural light. The kitchen has been moved to one end to create a large open space for the living room, dining room and kitchen. The rooms flow together seamlessly and in a very harmonious way, the dining area is very small and not too strongly defined – there is only one table and chairs opposite the deck entrance. A conservatory has been removed and replaced with a deck overlooking the lake and mountains.
The entrance area has been opened up to allow a view of the aft deck from the front door, while at the same time offering less storage space and open shelving. A pane of glass was installed in the entrance area to bring daylight into the lower level of the house and the landing.
The original ceiling beams have been restored to create dramatically high ceilings and a warm color palette. Vertical grain fir, plastic laminate and flooring made of red oak have been incorporated in order to blend in harmoniously with the original Lucker design. An existing skylight remains in the main bathroom to fill the room with daylight. Get more pictures of this lovely renovation below!