No one will ever accuse architect Eric Cobb of skimping when it comes to asymmetrical design. The AIA architect was consulted by The Lagerbergs to modernize their 1950s Madrona rambler from the ground up. $426K in construction costs later, he created a 3-BR/2-bath home that's 400 sq. ft. larger than the original with a modern, displaced design that makes it well worth the asking $1.25M price tag. Inside, his signature glass & steel structure is offset by features such as white walls with satin finished maple wood work and a cantilever staircase. With a focus on allocating value inside the home, the kitchen melds with a work space and computer station without feeling cramped. Lest you think there's no room for whimsy, a swing hangs freely two stories from the roof, which cantilevers at a 180 degree angle. Whimsy achievement unlocked!
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