Counterbalance Loft Remodel

Counterbalance Loft Remodel

Eggleston Farkas Architects, ps
Seattle, Washington, USA | View Map
Private Houses
Alex Hayden
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Door hardware w/ custom pullKrownlab Inc.
Lighting Controls Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.

Product Spec Sheet
Door hardware w/ custom pull
Stream by Everstone
by molo
by Laufen

Counterbalance Loft Remodel

Eggleston Farkas Architects, ps as Architects

The top two floors and rooftop of a midrise building near the Space Needle. The building featured an industrial aesthetic of large steel moment frames, heavy timber beams & decking, and exposed utilities.


The owners asked the design team to “thread the needle” in creating a “muscular yet soft” space that is eclectic and functional. They desired a large open kitchen, dining, and living area suitable for large parties, along with more intimate spaces for music, sitting, and sleeping. The owners also wanted to increase the amount of outdoor space and greenery in the design.


To fit with the existing character of the building shell, a continuous multi-function steel frame was threaded through the center of the space, serving as an organizing element for the plan, a structural element for the expanded mezzanine, and support structure for barn doors. The mezzanine handrail forms a third steel frame, at a smaller, more personal, scale.


The furniture, curtains, and artwork form a softer, more eclectic, counterpoint. Large potted plants, the expanded entry terrace, roof deck, and new window boxes, further soften the muscular space, and allow for indoor outdoor living in the urban environment.


Material Used :
1. Acrylic Panels - Lumicor
2. Appliances - Wolf/Subzero
3. Cabinets - Columbia Cabinets Northwest
4. Carpet - Shaw Tuftex
5. Concrete Floor - grind & polish existing concrete
6. Countertop - Pental Calacatta Caldia
7. Door Hardware - Krown Labbarn door hardware w/ custom pull, Omnia locksets
8. Fireplace - Montigo
9. Furniture - Thayer Coggin, Donghia
10. Lighting - Juno, Molo, LBL
11. Lighting Controls - Lutron Graphik Eye
12. Paint - Benjamin Moore
13. Plumbing - Kohler, Sigma, Geberit, Toto, Infinity Drain, Laufen
14. Roof Deck - Preston Woodcraft (pedestal set wood tiles)
15. Roofing - Carlisle
16. Steel - McVay's Mobile Welding
17. Tile - Everstone Stream
18. Tile - Pental:  Ivory Zigrinato, Simplicity
19. Tile - Moda Vetro Airstrip
20. Tile - Kerlite
21. Window Coverings - SJW Studios, Seattle

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