YS Built is a company that’s redefining ‘developer/builder’. Yuval, the owner, is a great designer and I get to sneak in and help him fine tune colors and other surfaces for the interiors and exteriors.
These homes were designed by Whitney Architecture and they are such good design that adding colors and textures to them sure has to be well thought out. It is a delicate balance to enhance good design with color and not let it detract.
His team is made up of great collaborators and experienced craftsmen and I highly recommend them if you are considering building a custom modern home or remodel.
After a year of visualizing and collaborating with some of my fave clients, architects and builders, a beautiful house was born. It happened the same time as the homeowners beautiful baby girl was born, as these things often go. Their … Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love a before and after pic? This bathroom was dated, and poorly laid out not too mention the finishes were frightening!. A custom cabinet was made by Chuck @ CabinetWorks in Roosevelt, and the finish was applied by Allied Furniture in Seattle
The Redmond bath features travertine, Pental Chroma Stormy Sky countertop (honed), Robern medicine cabinets and that amazing tub!
This bathroom was a treat to work on. The homeowners were very motivated to re-use the vanity cabinet boxes, the mirror, the tub deck and marble tile on the floor. The challenge was trying to make it modern while leaving these materials in place. We chose new cab doors, a new countertop ( corian btw), new faucets, new shower wall and floor tile, new shower fixtures, new shower doors and new paint of course.
The shower tile was carefully chosen to blend with the Crema Marfil Marble tile that the room had a ton of ( you can see it on the shower bench).
The exterior colors were partially picked out when I arrived on this job, I just gave a quick ten minutes and re-picked the dark body color. Wish I knew they were going to paint them garage doors white, yikes. In my dream world those doors are made of wood. I think I will put wood garage doors on this house officially in my memory banks. There, I feel better.
So fun to contribute to the look of a local favorite street. When Roosevelt Vision Source asked me for help on their building, I was psyched. The street has some beautifully painted buildings in that vicinity and theirs looked, well, like a beige blob. We took some risks and jumped in with Merlot & Bluebeard by C2 Paint. The ladies at RVS really were visionaries!
There aren’t many modern green homes in Bellevue. My friend and collaborator Yuval Sofer is developing a fabulous little community of homes that are truly modern and warm. Whitney Architecture designed the structures and Yuval and I worked on the exterior finishes of the homes. Each residence in the community has distinctly different color palettes, yet similarities shape. The usage of wood, metal and color are what set these homes apart.
The interiors are primarily Yuval’s vision in collaboration with the home owners, I just offered a few opinions here and there. There are custom furniture pieces, excellent feature walls, beautiful sitting areas, amazing lighting and luxurious baths. All of that is delivered in a stylish, modern warm northwest style. I am honored to be a part of it.
Give Yuval a call if you are looking to build a distinctly stylish custom modern home in the Seattle Bellevue area.