This renovation by Coates Design Seattle Architects went beyond the average remodel; it was a complete “lifestyle correction”, as the owner put it. The existing house lacked a central space for members of the family to naturally congregate, and the client found it uncomfortable and confining. Photography Matthew Coates.
The Phinney Ridge home designed by Coates Design Seattle Architects is nestled into the footprint of the site’s previous house to utilize zoning guidelines that were grandfathered into this urban neighborhood in Seattle. This approach resulted in an elegant and vertical home built on three levels. Photography by Tucker English
Hansen Road House is a project designed by Coates Design Seattle Architects. From the outside, this home is an anonymous, almost austere, monumental facade anchored deeply into the hillside on a waterfront property. Upon entering, it becomes clear that an entirely different experience awaits on the inside, where it is warm, light, and open. Photography by Art Grice, Roger Turk, Andrew Waits
Hillside Home is a project designed by Coates Design Seattle Architects. Built on a steep slope with prior landslide issues, this home was an exciting challenge for Coates Design Architects. As the residence has direct beach access it was designed with the sensitive shoreline environment in mind. Photography by David W Cohen
The designer’s task was to build a modern, budget-minded home that was livable and respected its rural environment. Coates Design Seattle Architects did a contemporary take on a country home: using a combination of simple, cost-effective methods to create a warm, comfortable space through clean lines and precise design. Photography by Lara Swimmer
An accomplished musician and music teacher, this client asked Coates Design to provide a special place for her baby grand piano to resonate throughout the home. The couple was intrigued with the idea of building a container house from real containers. Coates Design researched the idea – searching for a “sweet spot” that could utilize containers in a manner that required as little alteration as possible, taking advantage of their natural structural integrity. Photography by David Cohen.