Art Serves As Guiding Force For This Lakeside Home

HOME TOURS | BY | April 9, 2018

House Details

Style: Contemporary

Produced By: Lisa Bingham Dewart

Photography: Aaron Leitz

Architecture: Jim Olson and William Franklin, Olson Kundig

Interior Design: Jim Olson and Charlie Hellstern, Olson Kundig

Home Builder: Paul Vassallo, Schultz Miller

Landscape Architecture: Randy Allworth and Nanda Patel, Allworth Design

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here’s something to be said for hometown loyalty — and the owners of a property on the shores of Seattle’s Lake Washington have that in spades.

After all, the design of their home, by architecture firm Olson Kundig, was driven by the art of the Northwest masters–think Guy Anderson, Paul Horiuchi, Dale Chihuly and Nancy Mee to name just a few. And the art isn’t simply on display in their gallery-esque home; architect Jim Olson took the concept of integrating art into the home literally.

Several works were incorporated into the construction of the home, including the front-door glass installation (a collaboration between husband-and-wife artists Benjamin and Debora Moore).

With such stunning pieces, it was necessary for the home to feel warm and inviting, while letting the art take center stage. “The architecture is light and neutral to provide a quiet backdrop for the art,” says Olson. Light woods, lustrous materials and cool colors–soft gray and blue furnishings throughout, with a touch of pink in the master bedroom–exemplify what’s on view.

True to the concept of embracing their community, the couple encourages visitors to enjoy their collection, hosting tours, fundraisers and the like. “This is a home for two people,” says Olson, “but it is also a place where art enthusiasts gather.”

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