Christopher Wright Architect Seattle WA
Christopher Wright Architect Seattle WA

The Madison Park House represents a response to an established neighborhood. At the entry, the deep front porch is intended as a welcoming and friendly gesture to the street, akin to a traditional front porch. The simple and crisp geometry of the house is balanced with a pallet of warm, textural, and unassuming materials: concrete; knotty cedar; black Richlite resin-infused recycled paper panels; black windows; asphalt shingles; and limestone. The limestone wall slicing through the house visually connects the front and rear gardens. It is oriented to absorb the sun creating a warm spot to enjoy a morning coffee.

Christopher Wright Architect Seattle WA
Christopher Wright Architect Seattle WA

A skylight over the stair brings natural light deep into the house – from the homework loft to the basement.

Christopher Wright Architect Seattle WA

The main living areas open up extensively to the garden through sliding glass walls responding to the owner’s wish for an informal lifestyle that blends indoor and outdoor living. Barn doors conceal the television when not in use.

Christopher Wright Architect Seattle WA

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer: Art Curation
Octavia Chambliss: Landscaping
McKinney Group, Inc.: Construction

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider