Steel and wood and water.

Light, sweeping landscapes, and gathering spaces inspire the design of the breathtaking Sheppard Lake House. Amid panoramic vistas and natural splendor, this new custom home sparkles along the shores of Lake Washington.

A private main-level courtyard offers a welcoming place to greet guests and transforms into a warm, tranquil spot to spend an afternoon. The house, terrace and gardens take advantage of water views and are crafted to capture the morning light. Expansive windows let light—and spectacular views—inside the house from the main level gathering places to the second floor master suite and guest rooms. Steel and wood add a sculptural element to the staircase to expand the entry area and let daylight into all three floors of the home.

The owners wanted a kitchen made for elegant entertaining and serious cooking, so this high-end kitchen is centered around a big island. Minimalist cabinetry and gleaming stone countertops keep the kitchen streamlined and organized.

The crown jewel of the home is the master bedroom which feels like it is nestled in the trees and soars above the Lake. Floor to ceiling glass lets the outside in and perfectly frame the surrounding trees, sky, lake and mountains.

Outside, a wraparound deck lets the family experience the fresh air and ever-changing Seattle weather. Natural convection cooling keeps the home comfortable during the hot summer months, increasing its overall energy efficiency. 

Of course, the beauty of this home cannot compete with its location. But they definitely complement each other.