In the scenic 9853 NE 30th St neighbourhood of Bellevue sits this characterful and charming custom home that forges a seamless union of traditional and modern. Element Homes’ experienced team set sight on an open floor plan for optimal function and flow. The exterior and interior are chock-full of personal touches, classic style, and unexpected details.
The home opens to an entryway anchored with a structured staircase and mid-toned timber floors, offering the perfect juxtaposition to the subdued grey walls. Given the open floor plan, the interior relies heavily on architectural columns, rugs, light placement, and strategic furniture arrangements to visually anchor and divide each space.
The open kitchen and dining area are designed for multiple purposes in this home: this space can host family celebrations or serve as an oasis after a long day (and everything in between). Furniture accents, like wooden bar stools and Parsons dining chairs, play a part in the scheme of this cherished open room, but lighting is another feature that truly sets the tone for this space. Candle-style pendant lighting fixtures create that almost undefinable element—a mood.
Large, open windows drench the interior in abundant natural light, creating an even brighter and more spacious atmosphere. A combination of different cabinetry styles plus the understated island topped with marble complement the room’s soft grey walls, white window panelling, and radiant wooden floors. More than anything, the overall scheme can be bright and lively, dramatic, or warm and cosy.
When it came to the family room, we made sure to infuse a few bold design decisions—like the striking natural stone fireplace surround that extends all the way to the ceiling—along with classic elements, like the white coffered ceiling. We let the timeless wood floors and textural elements do all the talking and kept all of the furniture pieces neutral, elegant, but not too serious.
The lush outdoor patio is consistent in style and functionality—creating a sophisticated indoor-outdoor living space that can be used for relaxing and entertaining. We wanted the homeowner to be able to kick off their shoes, have pleasant al-fresco dining, and enjoy the sunset here.