Project: Glaser Seattle Residence
Architecture: Rocky Rochon
Interior Design: Rocky Rochon
Photography: Ben Benschnieder
Project Description: 4,500 sq. ft. complete remodel of penthouse apartment
Project Criteria: Design an urban space for a professional couple with no children, having immediate adjacency from Master Suite to Kitchen and exterior spaces, while maintaining privacy to the public areas of the home. The program also required a Media Room, Guest Suite, and Home Office. The clients needed a large Living Room for occasional company events, as well as for personal entertaining.
Design Concept: Urban, minimal, innovative and progressive, to reflect the owner’s high tech businesses culture.
Design Solution: A spare and minimal environment, was designed, with very little color, furniture, artwork and accessories. Spatially, the Master Suite was located adjacent to the Kitchen and next to the large terrace and pool. A translucent headboard was custom designed to screen visibility from the Living Area and also allow the western sunsets to glow through it at dusk. Since the Living Areas were designed as ‘greenhouse’ structures, open to the urban environment, we looked to the urban rooftops for inspiration. We constructed a stair and upper balconies of steel and open steel grates reminiscent of fire escapes and painted the walls in a dark midnight black sand textured paint to reduce all glare and focus on the exterior views. The use of sleek, modern finishes, such as sand blasted and brushed stainless steel, raw steel, aluminum, metallic high tech paints and plexiglass, spare minimal detailing, custom stainless steel tubs and stainless toilets, minimal custom furnishings and wire suspended shelving, all enhance the concept of innovation, modernism and a nod to the urban landscape that the home lives in.