Aurea Residence / Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

  • 01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Aurea Residence / Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture, © Dale Tu
© Dale Tu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • General Contractor

    Delen Construction Services Inc
  • Artwork

    Cassandria Blackmore
  • Engineering

    LFD Structural Engineering
  • Area

    3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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© Dale Tu

From the architect. The Aurea Residence is located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Designed for a young family on a 5000 sqft infill lot, the home is oriented to maintain privacy, maximize views and daylighting. The massing consists of four forms that surround a Japanese rock garden, which creates a private center courtyard and floods the home with southern light.

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A Bernice Abbott inspired black and white translucent photograph provides recognition and definition to the front entry door while providing privacy. The lower level consists of a master suite with separate bathroom volume and recessed tub, a mother in law unit and a two car garage. The second floor features two bedrooms, and the great room with an open roof deck and green roof off of the living room.

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The third floor has a second mater suite, a kids play room, and a covered roof deck with views over Puget Sound.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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