Award-winning Seattle-area architect George Suyama is known for his serene designs, including the much-shared Junsei House. His modern, minimalist work is built to draw in the nature surrounding it—making his work a great fit for a wooded corner of Vashon Island.
The center atrium of this Vashon house lives like an outdoor space, with wood-slat walls, stone floors, soaring windows coating a living room anchored by a modern fireplace. The area is made that much more lofty by catwalk hallways connecting the rooms of the second floor.
While the high ceilings extend the atrium into the hallways, the corners of the home hold tucked-in smaller, functional spaces, like the kitchen and formal dining area.
Above, bedrooms, including the master, benefit from slightly more privacy, but still soak in plenty of light from the outside.
A guest suite—or just an extra souped-up master—is connected to the main home by covered walkway. Between the two buildings, the property has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
Both homes hide in a clearing surrounded by Vashon woods, but the property, we’re told, still boasts a peek-a-boo view of Mount Rainier.
With a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, this home is ready for an extremely cozy island lifestyle—it just needs some personal touches to warm it up. Make it happen for $1.3 million.