Kopachuck ResidenceTransitional Kids, Seattle
My clients had outgrown their builder’s basic home and had plenty of room to expand on their 10 acres. Working with a local architect and a talented contractor, we designed an addition to create 3 new bedrooms, a bathroom scaled for all 3 girls, a playroom and a master retreat including 3 fireplaces, sauna, steam shower, office or “creative room”, and large bedroom with folding glass wall to capitalize on their view. The master suite, gym, pool and tennis courts are still under construction, but the girls’ suite and living room space are complete and dust free. Each child’s room was designed around their preference of color scheme and each girl has a unique feature that makes their room truly their own. The oldest daughter has a secret passage hidden behind what looks like built in cabinetry. The youngest daughter wanted to “swing”, so we outfitted her with a hanging bed set in front of a custom mural created by a Spanish artist. The middle daughter is an elite gymnast, so we added monkey bars so she can cruise her room in style. The girls’ bathroom suite has 3 identical “stations” with abundant storage. Cabinetry in black walnut and peacock blue and white quartz counters with white marble backsplash are durable and beautiful. Two shower stalls, designed with a colorful and intricate tile design, prevent bathroom wait times and a custom wall mural brings a little of the outdoors in.
Photos by Mike Martin www.martinvisualtours.com
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Fully Hanging BedsWhen designer Tamara Rosenbloom sought to include a unique feature in each of her client’s daughters’ bedrooms, the youngest girl picked a swing. Rosenbloom worked with Vintage Porch Swings to fashion this delightful swinging bed to accommodate her wish. Despite its happy-go-lucky image, fully hanging beds come with one caveat: They need adequate support in the ceiling. Hanging beds can weigh hundreds of pounds themselves, and the support system needs to accommodate the extra weight of the people lying on the bed, as well as the torque created from their movement. That’s why consulting an architect or a contractor to assess the existing conditions and support requirements is recommended. For this project Rosenbloom had her contractor add blocking in the ceiling between the joists to make it structurally sound. Another consideration is the amount of swing. This bed is near a custom wall mural, and with the amount of swing generated, the front of the bed was threatening to repeatedly hit the mural. To compensate, Rosenbloom added a chain centered under the bed that’s attached to an eye bolt in the floor. The bottom chain offers more control over the swing. “Adding chain links allows for more swing, and removing links tightens the arc,” she says. “It was a worry-free solution.”While the original bed came with a strong rope, its texture was too splintery, Rosenbloom says. As an alternative, she installed chains, as seen here. However, she has since switched the chains to a softer rope. Now, she says, a pleasant muffled squeak is heard during rocking — just like the porch swing it was meant to represent.