This new home designed by Stuart Silk Architects is located on Lake Washington in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle. The gently sloping site faces south with views of the lake and territorial views of Seattle. The clients wished to create a light-filled home that would accommodate the needs of their growing family of five and allow them to entertain comfortably. In response, we created a home with an open plan featuring a centrally located two-story living room at its heart. The kitchen and family room share the same open space and are immediately adjacent to the living room. On the second floor, an overlooking walkway is open to the living room and connects the bedrooms which flank either side of the living room. The 12,000-square-foot home is accommodating to both intimate family gatherings as well as entertaining friends interactively. Photography by Kevin Scott.