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12/24/2010--Seattle, WA, USA..Seattle Architect Stuart Silk, of Stuart Silk Architects, posing at the 'Lakeshore Residence' on Lake Washington in Seattle's Madison Park neighborhood. ..This three-bedroom home is located on the shores of Lake Washington in a quiet in-city neighborhood with expansive water and mountain views including Mt Rainier.  The clients asked wanted to design a timeless, enduring structure that was distinctly contemporary with a quiet but powerful presence.  It was important that the home have warm feeling interior spaces that had a strong relationship with the outdoors.  Stone was used as cladding material to provide the long-term durability and performance that the clients expected.  Sawn Texas limestone with a seemingly random coursing and minimal grout joint was used to give a refined character.  The exterior was rigorously detailed to reinforce the contemporary influence and eliminate unnecessary and extraneous elements. The result is a home that is striking in its simplicity of form...©2010 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.