Casa Z  /  Seattle, WA

Located on the south slope of Queen Anne, Casa Z captures views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainer, the Olympics and the Cascade mountains. Conceived as a glass box wrapped in a rainscreen skin, the 7,600 sf house tucks into the lot. A sub basement parking area keeps the garage facade away from the front of the house. The lower level, with game room, media room, exercise area and bar opens via sliding doors to an outdoor patio pool, spa and sport court. A pool house with bar and office creates a buffer with the adjacent property.

The main level of the house contains a large kitchen, dining area, living room - the entire south wall is glazed, and doors open from the living and dining areas onto a large entertaining deck. The upper level contains bedrooms, a library and master suite that cantilevers over the dining area. Both the master bedroom and the master bath have unobstructed views to the south.