Built in 1906 for Seattle industrialist Samuel Hill, The Mediterranean-inspired mansion at 1120 21st Ave E in Capitol Hill's Harvard-Belmont Historical District has come to bear his name in the year's since. Also in the years since, the interiors of the historic home faded away, leaving a shell of cast-in-place concrete walls and a stunning tile roof in need of a renovation.
In stepped Stuart Silk Architects, who went about doing a studs-out remodel of all five floors of the 5,500 square foot residence.
By reorganizing room locations, we were able to create a fresh design that is open and light-filled and responds to our client’s contemporary lifestyle. For instance, on the main floor in our re-envisioned kitchen, a dramatic twenty-four foot long island made of stone and burnished nickel is a focal point for the home and the main gathering area for family and friends.
They also reoriented the master suite and rooftop "garden" to take advantage of those views.
Even with so much new inside, they kept the four original steel columns exposed to juxtapose the contemporary and traditional touches throughout.
· 1120 21st Ave E [Estately]
· Harvard-Belmont Renovation [SSA]