NW Contemporary Custom Home

Kent, WA United States

Sockeye Homes


Project Description

Builder's Choice and Custom Home Awards Finalist

Inspired by the traditional "Onsen" Japanese hot springs bath resorts, this design fuses the long-established Japanese bath concept with contemporary design. First you cleanse your body in the shower area (made of a light-weight water-proof material reminiscent of concrete), then you enter the heated tub and open the automatic shade and sliding doors. A customized grey-water diverter valve allows the user to drain the tub water into an outdoor water feature for use in landscape irrigation. A built-in changing area is located at one end of the room and on the opposing wall, a "hidden" door is located for the homeowners to access the onsen from their master bathroom. The completely water-proof tiled floor features a curved path-way running through the room like an ancient bridge over the hydronic radiant heat system. The master bathroom features a Western style set-up for daily use including a steam shower and a floor to ceiling blue stream embossed glass tile design.


Project Details

NW Contemporary Custom Home
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    Hungerford Architects, Architect, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  • Landscape Architect: Malone's Landscaping 
  • Interior Designer: Candace Nordquist Interiors 
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    6,832 sq ft
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