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Contemporary Engawa House, Seattle

Sullivan Conard Architects a Seatle-based design studio has designed the Engawa House,  a two-storey family home in Seattle, Washington, USA.

According to the architects: “Engawa House is set on the shores of Lake Washington with southerly views across the lake to Mount Rainier. The form of this contemporary Seattle property consists of a series of horizontal roofs, layered one on top of another. The primary structure of the house is timber-framed in hemlock. Natural light is an important organisational theme of the design. A central volume of space, topped by a clerestory, introduces daylight into the center of the house. The design evokes the spirit of ‘engawa’ in the Japanese house: the sun-filled edge of dwelling that connects house to garden; inside to outside; form to spirit.” Images courtesy of y: Benjamin Benschneider.


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 9, 2012 | Property | View comments

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