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Union Bay Dream Home by NB Design Group (Seattle | Bellevue, WA)

A Modern Dwelling That Connects Tranquility With Togetherness

Interior Designer: NB Design Group |
Location: Seattle | Bellevue, WA
Square Footage:
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6

Overlooking Union Bay, this 7,000-square-foot waterfront residence is a thoughtfully-designed family home and an inviting oasis of space and light. It is also a return to roots, as the new house rests on the site of the owner’s childhood home. 

Defined by architectural concrete walls and sheltered by substantial wood and steel beams, an entire wall of lift-slide doors pocket out of sight to open the house to fresh air, an expansive terrace, Union Bay, Husky Stadium and an existing teahouse, which was preserved as a respectful nod to the past. 

Internally, the house is composed of two wings. One is all about retreat–a tranquil den, luxurious primary bedroom and bath. The other embraces togetherness–a spacious kitchen, family room and breakfast bay overlooking the water. Between these distinct volumes is a series of lofty open spaces for indoor and outdoor entertaining– an entry courtyard, great room, lakefront terrace and dock.

A subdued color palette of soft greens and dusty blues mixes with clean, low-profile furnishings to create an understated yet elegant foreground to fantastic water views. As you enter the home, the sight of Union Bay pulls you into the dining area of the great room. The sculptural glass chandelier by Lindsey Adelman mimics the reflections of the water without taking away from the landscape beyond.

  • Carrera marble slabs
  • Waterfront view and convenient boat access
  • Steel and resin stair design
  • Two expansive wings–one for living and one for tranquility
  • Sculptural glass chandelier by Lindsey Adelman

Interior Designer: NB Design Group

Architect: DeForest Architects

Custom Home Builder: Lockhart Suver

Landscaper: Allworth Design

Structural Engineering: Evergreen Design Company

Lighting Designer: Studio Lux

Cabinets: Interior Environments

Flooring: Advanced Floors

Photography: Benjamin Benschneider