Clyde Hill House
Architect: STUART SILK ARCHITECTS
Designer: EARLS & SCHLAPP INTERIORS
Photos: MIKE JENSEN
This new home in Clyde Hill is based on the19th-Century Classical Revival style, reflecting the homeowners’ desire for a house that would look like it had been in the family for generations.
Robust columns and pilasters, beadboard walls, and substantial trim details inside and out lend the house an air of timeless quality. Paneled walls, built-in bookcases and cabinetry, and deep openings between rooms add solidity without feeling overbearing. Durable cedar roof shingles and cedar siding ensure the house will last well into the future.
A series of roof gables took more effort to construct than a simple roof, but the gables add visual interest while enabling two fully functional floors to fit within the 25-ft. height limit set by the local zoning code.
The homeowners now have the home they imagined—a timeless design, solid details, and comfortable spaces for family living.