SOUND HOUSE

SOUND HOUSE Living South View

On this steep site, the program is staggered across four levels to offer panoramic views and ample daylight in this Seattle home for a family of 8.

LOCATION
Seattle, WA
ARCHITECTURE TEAM
Gentry / O'Carroll
Ben Kruse
Yuchen Qiu
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Swenson Say Fagét
CIVIL ENGINEER
Josh Welch, J Welch Engineering
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Niteo
CONTRACTOR
Thomas Fragnoli Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER
Kevin Scott

Sound House is located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. This elevated peninsula northwest of downtown offers expansive views across Puget Sound and to downtown Seattle. The project is a 5,500 square foot single-family home replacing the existing house that was built in the 1920s. There was an existing plateau at the top of the site where the new structure is placed. A series of terraced gardens and pathways were designed to form a dining and pool terrace nestled into the slope. One of the driving site factors were the almost 360-degree views and the design allows these to be maximized on each of the levels.

The program for the house was unique in that it needed to house a large family of two adults and six children. The house is designed to be enjoyed by all members of the family with plenty of living space and access to the many exterior terraces and roof decks - creating a house to gather within was of utmost importance. From the extensive views of Puget Sound, the music playing, and the six kids that inhabit the house - Sound House became a fitting name.

SOUND HOUSE North Elevation Evening
SOUND HOUSE Bedroom and Pool
SOUND HOUSE Bedroom Cantilever
SOUND HOUSE South Primary Bedroom
SOUND HOUSE Pool West
SOUND HOUSE Pool NE View
SOUND HOUSE POOL WATER SPOUT SKETCH
SOUND HOUSE Pool Water Spout Detail
SOUND HOUSE North Elevation Closed
SOUND HOUSE North Elevation Opened
SOUND HOUSE North Entry
SOUND HOUSE Entry Door
SOUND HOUSE Entry Hall
SOUND HOUSE Kitchen and Living View East
SOUND HOUSE Kitchen and Living South View
SOUND HOUSE Kitchen Range Detail
SOUND HOUSE Kitchen Casework
SOUND HOUSE Library Fireplace
SOUND HOUSE Powder Room
SOUND HOUSE Living Room Stair
SOUND HOUSE Stair Handrail Twist Detail
SOUND HOUSE Stair
SOUND HOUSE Stair Handrail
SOUND HOUSE Primary Bath
SOUND HOUSE Primary Bedroom
SOUND HOUSE Roof Stair
SOUND HOUSE Roof Stair From Below
SOUND HOUSE LOCATION PLAN
Sound House South Perspective Drawing
Sound House Section Perspective Drawing
SOUND HOUSE NORTH ELEVATION
SOUND HOUSE MAIN FLOOR PLAN
SOUND HOUSE UPPER FLOOR PLAN
LOCATION
Seattle, WA
ARCHITECTURE TEAM
Gentry / O'Carroll
Ben Kruse
Yuchen Qiu
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Swenson Say Fagét
CIVIL ENGINEER
Josh Welch, J Welch Engineering
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Niteo
CONTRACTOR
Thomas Fragnoli Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER
Kevin Scott
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