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Kelly Residence in Seattle Met Magazine

Kelly Residence interior designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and redesigned by Lane Williams of Coop 15

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

November 23, 2011

I had the great pleasure of shooting a friend’s house and it was just published as a feature in the December issue of Seattle Met magazine.  I had an immediate connection with the place and I even stayed longer than usual to do some night photos.  Jenny and Gavin commissioned renowned architect Lane Williams of Coop 15 to do a redesign in 2008.

The original house was designed the year I was born (1966) by famed architect Paul Hayden Kirk.  Kirk was instrumental in developing a Pacific Northwest regional modern style of architecture during the middle of the 20th century.  He was an influence on me because I grew up in one of his houses and, ironically enough, I didn’t even know that this was a Kirk home until I read the article yesterday!  I always wanted to photograph a Kirk home and didn’t know that I already had….

Of course, Lane’s amazing redesign is what takes center stage here.  When I saw the “before” photos I realized that he had worked some architecture miracles.

Kelly Residence interior designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and redesigned by Lane Williams of Coop 15

Kelly Residence exterior designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and redesigned by Lane Williams of Coop 15

Kelly Residence interior designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and redesigned by Lane Williams of Coop 15

Kelly Residence interior designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and redesigned by Lane Williams of Coop 15

Kelly Residence designed by Paul Hayden Kirk and redesigned by Lane Williams of Coop 15

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Jan Johnson

    Beautiful! Makes me want to polish the ceilings in my house! Good work, Will!

  2. Will

    Thanks Jan!!!

  3. Architects

    Truly wonderful photography.

  4. Will Austin

    Thanks! I spent a little extra time on this one and it helped to know the owners, they were so helpful.