The homeowner bought her condo unit in a 1970s building in downtown Seattle for its value and its views. She turned to architect Thomas Isarankura, interior designer Nancy Burfiend, and Schultz Miller to transform the worn and dated space into an appealing, modern home.
The condo is modest, with just one bedroom and an office with a Murphy bed, but it has a quiet character about it. Teak cabinetry adds warmth; concrete columns finished with Milestone help order the space; and a dropped ceiling hides mechanical and electrical components while housing lighting fixtures that bathe the ceiling and indirectly illuminate the main spaces.
Caesarstone quartz countertops and a stainless steel backsplash lend the kitchen a sleek look. Around the corner from the kitchen, a teak-veneer barn door slides neatly into a wall recess, keeping everything trim.