Why build yet another house from horizontal and beige siding when you can go vertical and red? That’s what a custom builder created in 2004 with a 4,083 square-foot two story home in Redmond. Some of that drama continues inside, emphasizing the spaces where people spend most of their time.
In the kitchen, a five burner cooktop is matched with a stack of three ovens for some serious cooking capacity. They sit close to a pantry with a frosted glass door with the word “pantry” spelled out, a handy feature when guests want to help. There is plenty of stainless steel, including the futuristic range hood. Slab granite for countertops become work and serving surfaces. An echo of the exterior is apparent in the richer wood cabinetry.
The master suite is large, and then extends further with the addition of a sitting area that shares a see-through gas fireplace with the master bath. The tub is set for lounging. Glass blocks create the shower surround. Everything besides the fireplace is done is peaceful tones. The three other bedrooms and four other bathrooms share the color scheme but not the amenities.
Modern life means that a good office is a coveted amenity. A wide set of angled windows provide an abundance of light, and a long flat wall is equipped with full-length shelving and enough wall space for a map of the world, or a big white board.
The home’s theater is complete with a 105 inch screen. A wet bar is a nice addition. The most noticeable feature is the painting on the ceiling and the walls. The ceiling is a mural skyscape with the ceiling light incorporated as the sun among the clouds. The walls aren’t as ornate, painted slate grey, possibly for minimal interference with the screen, but the white doors, the light floor, and the glass-doored fridge directly below the screen may break that theme.
Innovation is something to cheer, and for some buyer this house plus the 9,267 square-foot lot will be just right, as long as they can meet the price: $1,479,950.
- 16030 NE 51st St, Redmond [Best Choice Realty]