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.