On the Bellevue shore of Lake Sammamish, this home steps down the steep hillside to provide outdoor access from many levels. The design was inspired by young and energetic clients with a love of art and music, resulting in many dramatic elements-entry through a glazed "slot," a spiraling interior stair that changes geometry as it climbs though five stepping floor levels, a bath with windows wrapping continuously around its three-sided, curving ceiling. The details are knitted by a flowing plan that moves people vertically through the home and draws them out to the water views.


Kitchen and Bath Ideas, March 2002