To some, a great room — a home’s major communal space — is simply a square or rectangular room with higher than average ceiling height — a cube that contains cooking, dining, and lounging functions in one open space. We work with each client to design the type of space that will suit their lifestyle. And there are certain principles that we consider in every situation. principles that make a great room greaterRead More
The term “modern” is applicable to houses that make efficient use of material and human resources, and are reflective of our time. Given the fact that in 2018 homeowners occupy the same home for a dozen years (up from seven years in 2000), truly modern houses are planned with the flexibility and forethought to accommodate and welcome evolving lifestyles; the ability to turn a toddler’s bedroom into a mediation room when the teenager relocates to more private digs in your home — all with no remodeling required. Today, planning for aging in place and perhaps for housing elderly parents or college graduates returning to the nest are part of planning a modern home.Read More
Designing and planning homes with Lindal clients in these areas, it was disheartening to learn that home building costs on Long Island are the second highest in the country (after New York City) and that Seattle is near the top of the list in markets outside of metro New York and Central to Southern California.
How can Warmmodern Living and the Lindal building system help you get the most out of your building budget?Read More
The clients are a young Seattle-area couple expecting their first baby. Their site is a narrow 50 x 100 foot lot in neighborhood of traditional bungalow, craftsmen and other period homes.
The site rises from the street to the rear yard: the main level of the house will be a full story above the street-level garage. We decide early in the process to honor the neighborhood’s architectural heritage with traditional house forms.
His elderly parents from the East Coast visit during the winter for extended stays, creating the need for a private suite for them above the garage and separated from the main house by a long entry gallery, enabling them to come and go as they wish.Read More
He is a modernist. She is a traditionalist. She loves suburban life and is a skilled craftsperson. He wants to live on rural acreage and ride his motorcycle. They migrated cross-country to the Pacific Northwest for his work, leaving their young adult children behind.
They aspire to have a home to which one grown daughter and young grandchild will come for extended stays. Their younger college-aged daughter is transferring to a nearby school. Enabling more family time together is a shared priority.Read More