We often cover real estate that began life as one thing before transforming into something else. These home conversions, whether they started as shipping containers, churches, or barns, catch our eye for their uniqueness and style. Take this three-bedroom, three-bath home in Seattle’s Denny Blaine neighborhood.
The structure is a 1913 carriage house remodeled by award-winning Seattle-area architect George Suyama. Suyama is known for his serene designs—including the much-shared Junsei House—that often feature a central atrium as the focal point. In this 3,106-square-foot house the architect added a steel staircase at the entryway that leads to a living area with vaulted skylight ceiling.
The main living areas cluster around the airy atrium with built-in bookcases, a gas fireplace, and a chef’s kitchen. French doors off of the living room open to a spacious deck for entertaining, and a second family room off of the master offers privacy. The bedrooms are modest in size, but a master bathroom features marble with dual vanities, a soaking tub, and walk-in shower. Love what you see? 205 40th Avenue E is on the market now.