Rhodes Architecture + Light modern-kitchen

Rhodes Architecture + Light

A new beach house for a family of four on Puget Sound waterfront in West Seattle features an open, carefully day lit interior in a very compact shell. Sited on a forty foot wide lot and located on the footprint of an old beach cottage, the Beach Drive Residence includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, open living and reading spaces, and a family room "pavilion" courtyard shared with the southern neighbor centers the entry side of the house. A rocky Puget Sound beach with views of Blake, Vashon, and Bainbridge Islands are the focus of the west side of this house. The openness to the beach and salt water guided the process of the design and selection of materials and finishes. A concern for the permanence and maintenance of the house led to a careful selection of ground-face concrete block, natural concrete floors, and metal windows and door systems and to the raising of the house on a solid base formed of stepping concrete terraces. The relaxed, playful environs led to experimentation with forms, fixtures, and materials.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Place a decorative bowl or two in the kitchen. Choose very large sculptural pieces that stand out as kitchen art. The kitchen table and kitchen counter are good places for these. You can leave them empty or fill them with interesting trinkets.
Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to A Different Kind Of Beach House
Heavy ceiling beams are another element seen in many of these homes. Here the natural wood of the beams is repeated in the kitchen and dining room chairs, while the walls are painted white. This simple combination of elements create both a casual and sophisticated design.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

papamao added this to Kitchen
last Tuesday
Light, color, layout
kbleggett added this to nb
September 28, 2014
watsonwebb design and build added this to dickinson
July 8, 2014
The natural wood window and beam trim and cabinetry offsetting white walls. I am headed toward this look in the main rooms. Painted trim on the interior in the walk out rooms on first level.
jaquiev added this to kitchen
March 1, 2014
kanaya added this to kanaya's ideas
February 18, 2014
Color de cocina
silvermindy added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 17, 2013
black counters
btisaac added this to btisaac's ideas
July 22, 2013
open kitchen views everywhere
jeanne1313 added this to kitchen
July 7, 2013
angled counter
jodypope added this to jodypope's ideas
May 17, 2013
ceiling heights
darciwaite added this to living room
February 25, 2013
sageariel added this to sageariel's ideas
January 14, 2013
raraba added this to raraba's Ideas
November 16, 2012
Bar stools
leeos73 added this to leeos73's Favorites
September 20, 2012
willyjack62 added this to Lake House
July 6, 2012
white walls, stained trim
pamelaleah added this to pamelaleah's ideas
July 4, 2012
Beach cottage showing teak and black furniture example
rsemmens added this to beams
June 23, 2012
natural wood beams
kerischricker added this to kerischricker's ideas
June 6, 2012
goodsalmon added this to goodsalmon's Favorites
February 20, 2012
jabbyjab added this to jabbyjab's Favorites
February 3, 2012
junna30 added this to junna30's ideas
November 26, 2011
The Sculptural table piece
suziking added this to suziking's Favorites
November 3, 2011
Light blue
mlrk added this to kitchen
October 9, 2011
casual and sophisticated and light and airy all at same time
mlrk added this to exteriors and space
October 9, 2011
also in kitchen idea book - casual, airy, modern, sophisticated...ceiling height variation
designinspiration added this to Dining Room
October 3, 2011
lisa4ta added this to ideas for new house
September 4, 2011
like chairs and bar stools
monicasmilo added this to monicasmilo's Favorites
August 14, 2011
sct2011 added this to sct2011's ideas
July 13, 2011
kitchen - warm wood color , black counters
dandan789 added this to dandan789's Favorites
July 4, 2011
Thin bar
sammymagee added this to staging the home
June 26, 2011
Coastal home
Ofelia Salgado added this to ofelia's ideas
June 6, 2011
Comedor y cocina en casa de fin de semana montaƱa
concealor added this to concealor's ideas
June 5, 2011
black table
Lidia Kawashima added this to lidia_kawashima's ideas
April 30, 2011
modern kitched, windows ceiling
Nestings Home Staging by Julia Vigneron Maher added this to Nestings/Royston
March 27, 2011
upper cabinets lighter than bottom ones.
melanie33 added this to Kitchen
March 10, 2011
upper cabinets are different color than the lower cabinets
mhowe added this to Florida
February 9, 2011
wood on back of island
lisa4ta added this to lisa4ta's ideas
January 16, 2011
October 27, 2010
cabinet and dark counter
smithshiredesigner added this to York, Kitchens
September 1, 2010
clean, organic, modern
pindky added this to kitchen
August 10, 2010
modern. wood. shades of wood. clean but not cold
Architectural Apex PLLC added this to KenEricksen's Favorites
August 8, 2010
Colors, Beams, Windows
denise3232 added this to denise3232 kitchen
July 21, 2010
two toned cabinets
jrhun added this to jrhun's kitchen
July 17, 2010
2 colors of cabinets
ezipern added this to Locust Street house ideas
July 9, 2010
love the light!
minimoo added this to minimoo's ideas
July 5, 2010
subway tiles and reddish wood cabinets
jackie truiett added this to truiett4's ideas
July 5, 2010
nice beams
jeanneskana added this to jeanneskana's ideas
July 4, 2010
a reminder that the outside windows colour must match the interior!
reginafrisaura added this to reginafrisaura's ideas
July 4, 2010
Open kitchen casual Beach house
dnr1287 added this to kitchen/living
June 28, 2010
NOT white-ish cabinets
pamslittlejack added this to pamslittlejack's ideas
May 29, 2010
love this island style
mirielle added this to Vitusweg
November 21, 2009
bowl, dark table, glass table top, wooden chairs
Karen Dyck added this to secondmates's ideas
October 19, 2009
Place a decorative bowl or two in the kitchen. Choose very large sculptural pieces that stand out as kitchen art. The kitchen table and kitchen counter are good places for these. You can leave them empty or fill them with interesting trinkets.
chaunceyj3 added this to chaunceyj3's ideas
October 6, 2009
GReat modern kitchen
hoda added this to hoda's ideas
October 6, 2009
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