Mercer Island Nautical Home


Subtle nautical and Eastern design accents in this Mercer Island custom lakefront home were a result of a close owner, architect (James Rudolph designer and builder collaboration throughout building process. From the exterior sculptural support elements to a floating curved cantilevered open stair system at the vertical core of the design, the results of this successful collaboration continue to be satisfying to those involved in that creative process. This site presented numerous logistical and engineering challenges. It had long been considered an unbuildable parcel. Careful design and geotechnical engineering opened the door for this multi-floored structure supported in part by a tall integral soiled nailed & shocrete rear retaining/support wall.