This past weekend in Seattle, whilst the rest of the city soaked up the 90 degree heat along the shores of Seafair, I helped my friend Becca house-sit an architectural marvel in Montlake.
This home has windows along all walls of it’s four stories that take in the spectacular views of the private dock that brings access to the inlet of lake between Union and Washington. As a full moon lights up the quaint houseboats along the waters edge below, the glass walls bring natural light to the open plan kitchen that is framed with floor to ceiling book shelves housing cookbooks and interior design mantras, alongside the occasional Cormac Mccarthy and tantric sex manual.
The sun-soaked front garden is complete with exquisite edibles, such as tomato vines and strawberries, as well as deep purple dahlias and a living wall bursting with succulents.
The art on the walls is minimal, think 1970s japanese lanterns and framed posters of the French Fauvre masters, along with black and white - yet unpretentious - cinematic reel shots of the occupants: a stylish family of three.
There is no TV.
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