This house on a tight corner urban lot in a older stately Seattle neighborhood was for a renowned landscape architect and a community activist. The existing, musty, dark, one story ranch was torn down to its foundations replaced by a house that was flooded with light. It is a flowing series of light filled rooms enclosed by a dense "thicket" of ever changing vegetation that announces the seasons, years, times of day.
The library is a hallway is the connection to the living room and reading area and a simple filter from the entry.
The living and reading areas are connected by a wood stove. Corner windows differentiate the light, view and space.