Project Description

Madison Park Residence

PROJECT: Madison Park Residence
DESIGNER: Studio AM Architecture | Interiors
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bender Wasenmiller Custom Builders


Studio AM’s Madison Park Residence captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while balancing design cues from the homeowner’s East Coast roots. Outfitted with fresh white walls and deep blue furnishings, the more than 100-year-old home is tied together with classic hardware and plumbing fixtures from Chown.

Sitting on the eastern side of Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, overlooking Lake Washington and Bellevue, is Studio AM’s latest top-to-bottom home renovation. Built in 1904, the three-story Federal-style home remodel is informed by its water-adjacent location and the homeowner’s upbringing on the East Coast. Making subtle maritime references both inside and out, the refreshed home boasts a new weathered shingle exterior, hints of nautical-inspired decor, and timeless hardware and plumbing to match.

“My first reaction to seeing the completed home was, ‘Wow!’” says Chown’s Seattle-based sales representative, Jeff Rose, who helped Studio AM select hardware and plumbing in nearly every room. “Going from a rough construction phase to the finished product is incredible.” 

The residence makes a punchy first impression with its black-painted front door. Paired with classic Water Street Brass hardware, the doorway establishes the first touchpoint as guests enter the home and contrasts with the surrounding white interiors. Throughout the main floor, bright white walls create an open, continuous feel, with each room accented by rich navy blue furnishings and textured throws and pillows. 

Studio AM’s east-meets-west inspiration is most prevalent in the children’s bathroom. In tune with the bathroom’s clean, blue and white color scheme, a pair of gooseneck faucets splash into a navy blue trough sink. Waterworks’ R. W. Atlas Collection cabinet pulls and Water Street Brass door knobs are classic touches nod to the home’s 100-year history while feeling personalized. 

When it came to the primary bathroom, the design team took a more subtle, sophisticated approach while still remaining on-theme. Outfitted with two faucets from Waterworks, an East Coast-based brand, the elegant fixtures offset the thick stone sink and matching stone shower. 

As for Madison Park Residence’s newly expanded kitchen, Studio AM selected hard marble surfaces and bright white cabinets, walls, and ceilings to reflect natural daylight. The bright interiors are complemented by double gooseneck faucets from Waterworks, polished nickel cabinet knobs and pulls by Water Street Brass, and high-end appliances.

“The entire home is spectacular, but the kitchen is always the heart of the home, and in this instance that statement remains true,” says Rose. “The Water Street Brass hardware truly is the jewelry of the entire home. What a privilege it is to work on such beautiful projects.” 


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