Helen Street by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The clients were living on a rural property east of&nbsp;Seattle but were drawn back to the vibrancy of the city. This new&nbsp;project would distill their way of living into a smaller footprint,&nbsp;specifically tailored to their tastes and activities. Early design&nbsp;discussions focused on a simple modern structure with a quiet palette&nbsp;constructed on a modest budget. The home should be open and light filled&nbsp;but also provide privacy. Above all, the owners described a quiet&nbsp;design integrated with landscape that would create a tangible calmness&nbsp;in the home. The concept grew from this premise, drawing complexity from&nbsp;the opportunities and constraints of an urban corner lot. A courtyard&nbsp;in the center of the site brings light and private outdoor space deeper&nbsp;into the site and serves as an organizational hub. The result is a&nbsp;project that is simple but very intentional and serves as a backdrop to&nbsp;the landscape and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.&nbsp;</p>...            

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