July 2014

An Outdoor Oasis on Lake Washington

A Seward Park courtyard conjures up the Mediterranean

If it were on a postcard, you might mistake this new Seward Park house for an old Italian estate overlooking warm Mediterranean waters. And that’s just what Seattle architect Tim Hossner and his clients had in mind when creating this house on the southern reaches of Lake Washington. The idea, Hossner says, was to create…

Seattle Mag

Creating a Backyard Sanctuary in the Suburbs

A conventional Kirkland backyard becomes a natural wonderland

Landscape designer Paul Broadhurst approaches the outdoors with the poetic eye of an artist and the exacting zeal of a botanist. One of the British native’s most ambitious undertakings to date has been transforming a conventional lawn-dominated suburban property along the shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland into a naturalistic, native-plant-dominated haven. He was given…

Shannon O'Leary

Fremont’s Bourbon & Bones Serves Up Really Good Barbecue

The only way Bourbon & Bones (Fremont, 4350 Leary Way NW; 206.582.2241; Facebook, “Bourbon and Bones”) could feel more like a roadhouse is if there was a gang of motorcycles lined up outside. But don’t let that intimidate you. This smoked-meat shop, in the former home of Anita’s Crepes, is a virtual barbecue welcome mat….

Seattle Mag

Simple, Functional Leather Bags, Wallets and More

Leather working began as a hobby for University District–based Nicholas Kramer, founder and craftsman of Hank Goods (hankgoods.com), a line of exquisite leather wallets, purses and bags. Inspired by the design philosophy that an item is “beautiful by nature of its functionality and simplicity,” Kramer believes in taking his time to perfect his products—averaging about…

Talia Gottlieb

Decorate Your Home with Chic Seashells

A local designer creates a seashell-themed sanctuary

Way down a winding road that hugs the southern shore of Magnolia sits an unassuming beach house that opens to reveal an artfully displayed shell collection—not to mention a spectacular Puget Sound view. Owned by graphic designer Alicia Nammacher (former longtime Seattle Bride art director) and her husband, Jeff, the small home is washed in…

Seattle Mag

For Sale! Homes on Golf Courses

Golf isn’t the only reason to take a swing at living on the links

For golfers, a short walk to the first tee is motivation enough to live on or near a golf course. But even those who don’t know the difference between a wedge and a driver happily pay a premium for the park-like view (without the crowds, noise and parking issues associated with the real thing), acres…

Kari Lutcavich