In Seattle, new construction for a rapidly growing young adult population can hardly keep up with demand. Many of those millennials want modern design, like this 3 bedroom, 1,751 square foot new attached condo.
I know many of my Modest Mansion readers prefer more traditional design looks, but keep an open mind with modern design, and you’ll see things that with a little imagination can translate well to other styles.
Modern design takes the focus off the details of the space and puts it on the fixtures and furnishings. The fireplace, seating, and artwork are front and center in the living room, not the walls and trim.
Most of us design our kitchens to be seen, but in an open, contemporary space like this, blending the kitchen colors with the walls and ceiling blurs the line between the spaces. So you can open the kitchen to the living space without feeling like you’re “in” the kitchen.
The kitchen’s all about the appliances, not showing off the cabinets and countertops in this contemporary home.
The master bath has the same modern design sensibility, but a good lesson here is low maintenance – this looks like a very easy bath to keep clean! My one criticism is functional – the shower door should be reversed, so you can more easily reach the towels from inside the shower!
Outside, greenery softens the modern lines of the complex. I like the design of the steel railings around the balcony, and how they’ve created narrow view corridors between the buildings.