Tour this beautiful waterside abode on the banks of Lake Washington


Conard Romano Architects in collaboration with Susan Marinello Interiors has designed this contemporary waterside abode located in Windermere, Washington. Created for a couple and their young children, this idyllic home is set on Lake Washington, a property that has been in the family for decades.

The house sits comfortably beneath a canopy of tall trees, at some remove from the waterfront, affording the family a large yard for outdoor activities. The team went to great lengths to preserve the trees that stand close to the daylight basement on the northeast side of the house. The trees were cabled to the ground during construction and tested often by applying tension on them to ensure that they had not weakened over time.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Conard Romano Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Susan Marinello Interiors HOME BUILDER Schultz Miller LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Brooks Kolb LLC Landscape Architecture


This waterside abode feels traditional on the outside (if you don’t count the rooftop array of solar panels) and more contemporary on the inside.


Above: This inviting entry features a painting by artist Bo Joseph. The ceiling light fixture is a McEwen pendant from Trammell-Gagné. The area rug is from Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpets.


Thoughtful details and carefully selected materials are found throughout: wide-plank, European oak flooring; granite stonework; an elegant, three-story staircase with wine storage tucked under the stairs in the basement level.


What We Love: This lovely waterside abode caters to the lifestyle needs of a young family with living spaces that are functional yet stylish. The water views through large windows are absolutely breathtaking, making one feel relaxed and connected with nature. We are loving the overall flow of this home and the seamless indoor-outdoor connection. Overall, this is a beautiful family home to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this lake house do you find most appealing? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other spectacular home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: Before & After: A Bainbridge Island home gets a stunning renovation and An absolutely exquisite Scandinavian inspired lake house in Washington.


The main interior living spaces flow naturally out to an expansive waterfront terrace that steps down to the yard. Extending from the kitchen at one end of the house is a covered porch with an outdoor cooktop and grill. Extending from the living room and study on the other end is a covered sitting porch with a Rumford-style stone fireplace.


Above: In the kitchen, the globe pendant lights are by Allied Maker. The island counter stools are by Thomas Hayes and are custom upholstered with Spinneybeck leather seats. The stone countertops are from Meta Marble & Granite, while the drawer pulls are from Rocky Mountain Hardware. The range is by Wolf.


Above: The light fixture above the breakfast nook is by Moooi. The sink is by Blanco, while the pulldown faucet is by Kallista.


Above: In the husband’s home office, the walls are painted in Vanderberg Blue 721 | Benjamin Moore, while the ceiling is Boca Raton Blue 711 | Benjamin Moore.



Above: The brushed and cerused European oak flooring was sourced from Schotten & Hansen.


Above: This central staircase leads up to the family bedrooms along with the guest and entertaining areas. The exquisite light fixture is a Bocci chandelier.



Above: In this serene owner’s bedroom, the walls are painted in Nimbus 1465 – Benjamin Moore. The handmade chandelier is from Studio Bel Vetro. On the floor, the carpeting was sourced from Stanton Carpet.



Above: The freestanding tub is by Victoria + Albert and fitted with Rohl fixtures. On the floor, Ann Sacks mosaic tiles. An accent wall is painted in Classic Gray OC-23 | Benjamin Moore, while the other wall is a stone from Meta Marble & Granite.


Above: Outside there is an herb and vegetable garden on the kitchen side of the property.


Above: A covered terrace with skylights and heaters is located just off the office.









PHOTOGRAPHER Benjamin Benschneider Photography (Exteriors) Aaron Leitz. Photographer (Interiors)

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