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Queen Anne Residence
for Sturman Architects

Queen Anne Residence

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Queen Anne Residence

entry side

Queen Anne Residence

the view of Seattle and the Space Needle constructed for the 1962 World's Fair

Queen Anne Residence

view from street below

Queen Anne Residence

stair

Queen Anne Residence

entrance

Queen Anne Residence

corner view

Queen Anne Residence

lounge / dining with kitchen in distance

Project & Brief

The Queen Anne Residence was a new three level residence perched on the side of Queen Anne Hill with panoramic views of the Seattle CBD, its iconic Space Needle and even Puget Sound (the bay) off to one side. The challenge was to work with a difficult, steeply sloping site and take full advantage of the opportunities it offered.

Design Solution

A thorough site analysis provided direction for the building design. The entrance, parking, and utility areas were kept to the back of the site where access would be easiest. This allowed the spectacular views from the front of the site to be gained from the living room, dining room, kitchen, all bedrooms, and a large deck. The main living areas were then angled to provide the optimal outlook to the city whilst framing a secondary view to the water. The lowest level contained a guest suite and a full professional recording studio with room for a grand piano.