A bland, builder-grade condo interior in a prestigious downtown Seattle building needed both wow factor and wheelchair accessibility for a couple’s city home. A breathtaking stone wall fireplace and neutral tones, accented by steel and grey-blues, kept the focus on the stunning waterfront view. The couple had acquired a substantial art collection and wanted to showcase certain works in their home. An alcove niche by the sofas was added to serve as a gallery.
A local metal sculptor was found to fabricate a unique art form over the newly remodeled fireplace wall. The grand fireplace features Travertine stone and a Quartz combination. Furniture was altered to facilitate accessibility, and other furnishings selected based on the ease of moving them. This way the homeowner could get around to take care of their frequent guests. A coffee table was replaced by three art cubes that moved with ease, which allowed the owner to roll in and out efficiently. Openings were created between furniture settings to allow her to enjoy a cozy spot by the fireplace or the view of local ferry traffic.
A unique media room was created with a hidden desk and computer workspace with a counter that rolled in and out with a remote and could be tucked away as needed when guests were over or when the couple wished to watch television. Custom bed, bedding, headboard, and wall treatment created the height and protection that made the entire bedroom wheelchair accessible and striking at the same time.