The kitchen island, designed by the architects, features a modern abstraction of curved cabriole-style legs. Built-in drawers and towel hangers add practicality.
A narrow loft overlooking the living room connects upstairs sleeping spaces and doubles as a playroom. Dark metal columns and two steps separate the hardworking cooking space from the living area’s plush furnishings. Deep cushions on the oversize sofa “make grown-ups feel like children,” one owner says. Above the dining table, a ladder leads to a crow's nest.
A warm-toned fir mantelpiece, belted with steel, softens the masonry fireplace. One of the homeowners says she wanted the house “to re-create some of what I remember growing up. My grandmother had a beach house in Grayland, Washington. It was a tiny cabin that family and friends crammed into every chance we got. I remember people sleeping everywhere.”
Concrete flooring and polished, aggregate block walls keep maintenance to a minimum. In the dining room, black wicker armchairs combine with white enamel kitchen-style chairs and industrial light fixtures for a stylish setting. A shelf holds artistic studies in black and white, including a calla lily print by Robert Mapplethorpe.