Haven of Reflection

Haven of Reflection

Olson Kundig
Seattle, Washington, USA | View Map
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Private Houses
Jeremy Bittermann
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Kitchen Stools, Dining ChairsMark Albrecht Studio
Counter Stool, Side Chair - Wide Strap
Custom Dining Table Base in bronzed aluminum12th Avenue Iron
Entry Bench, Nook Table bases
Desk ChairAndreu World
New Anna chair SO 1384
Floor LampLiaigre
Custom Guest Room/Office TableArgent
Master Bedroom Bed UpholsteryBig Leaf Manufacturing

Product Spec Sheet
Kitchen Stools, Dining Chairs
Custom Dining Table Base in bronzed aluminum
Entry Bench, Nook Table bases by 12th Avenue Iron
Desk Chair
New Anna chair SO 1384 by Andreu World
Floor Lamp
Chantecaille by Liaigre
Custom Guest Room/Office Table
by Argent
Master Bedroom Bed Upholstery

Haven of Reflection

Olson Kundig as Architects

This condominium in downtown Seattle has a spectacular view of the city, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains beyond. However, the original interior didn’t do justice to the unit’s sweeping views of Elliott Bay. A significant structural renovation and complete overhaul of the finishes and furnishings fulfilled the owner’s request for a spare but warm and welcoming living space that celebrates the view of the bay beyond.


A new reflective wall on the back of the main living area gives a sense of space and reflects the amazing view on the other side. Rather than make the reflective wall entirely of plain mirrors, Olson sought a subtler expression that went into the realm of arts and crafts. To create the effect, sheets of glass were layered over stainless steel that had been blowtorched, turning them toasty brown. Olson also designed most of the furniture to unify the environment.


“Like a Japanese garden, each experience in the space sets you up for the next one. You have to work your way down the hall to reach the view and the light.” –Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal


Material Used :
1. Elliott Bay Hardwood Floors – Flooring – Oak 
2. Flylo – Torched Stainless Steel 
3. Kolden Specialty Finishes – Plaster (sitting area, near fireplace and on columns)
4. US Starcraft – Bronze Metal Finishing on existing cabinet hardware
5. Furniture
6. Mark Albrecht Collection – Kitchen Stools – “Counter Stool" in wide strap open weave dark brown leather with black steel base
7. 12th Avenue Iron – Custom Dining Table Base in bronzed aluminum
8. Meyer Wells – Custom Dining Table Base in Walnut
9. Mark Albrecht Collection – Dining Chairs–"Side Chair" in wide strap open weave dark brown leather with black steel base
10. Village Interiors – Custom Sectionalupholstery
11. Meyer Wells– Custom Sectional base / back
12. Meyer Wells – Custom Coffee Tables
13. 12th Avenue Iron – Custom End Tables, Entry Bench, Nook Table bases
14. Meyer Wells – Custom End Tables, Entry Bench, Nook Table top
15. Village Interiors – Custom Leather Arm Chairs
16. 12th Avenue Iron – Custom Bronze Trays
17. Argent – Custom Guest Room/Office Table
18. Andreu World – Desk Chair – New Anna chair #SO-1384
19. Driscoll Robbins – Custom Area Rug 
20. Christian Liaigre – Floor Lamp– "Chantecaille Floor Lamp" in bronze
21. Big Leaf Mfg – Master Bedroom BedUpholstery
22. Casella – Master Bedroom Wall Lamps– "Maggi Wall Lamp" in oil rubbed bronze finish

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