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LUXURY CONDO

AT THE BRAVERN
Student Portfolio
M. Ward, Instructor

KADENCEDESIGN
sustain the future. respect the past.
Preservation engages the past in a
conversation with the present over
a mutual concern for the future.
William J. Murtagh, Keeping Time: The History
and Theory of Preservation in America
CONTENTS

Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Predesign & Inspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Floorplan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Elevations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Lighting Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Lighting & Switching Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Interior View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
LUXURY CONDO
AT THE BRAVERN
CONCEPT

The Dawes, a young, successful and vibrant Pacific Rowan and Shaw have stressful jobs, but love spending time
Northwest family recently purchased a condo in the affluent outdoors and appreciate the rugged beauty of the Pacific
Bravern Signature Plaza Residential Community in Bellevue, Northwest. They prefer the informal formality common of the
Washington. Rowan, 37, is the CEO/owner of a Seattle-based region, and design to be modern and organic, yet refined.
publishing firm. He spends a lot of time in the office, but They appreciate the arts and strive to incorporate it within
loves the Eastside. Shaw, 33, works as a regional manager their home with their collection of local artwork. The couple
for Talyst, a pharmaceutical company. She oversees sales and want a sustainable influence in the design of their living space.
production for multiple smaller firms in Western Washington, The family entertains often. Storage is needed, as they are
Oregon and Northern California and works predominantly moving to a smaller space.
from home. The couple have one child, Jossia, 4 years old, who
attends preschool at Cougar Mountain Montessori School.

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PREDESIGN & INSPIRATION

Left: Prototypical Layout Sketches


Right: Circulation Study

A nature-inspired color scheme was selected with an The great room features a distinctly modern, northwest feel, with
inspiring series of art chosen from their collection to develop natural-hewn woods, a one-of-a-kind tree-branch chandelier
dramatic contrast: Adele Sypesteyn’s most recent mixed over the dining area, an intimate seating area, and unobtrusive
media pieces are favorites of the couple. Warm neutrals, window coverings. The master suite incorporates understated
inky gray-blacks, and earthy blues predominate the condo, luxury with a soft color palette. Four year-old Jossia’s room is the
with natural accents. Wood is a focal point in the design, one exception to the color scheme, with brighter, less austere
especially in its rough, native form. Smooth, stone textures colors and ingenious use of built-in furniture. The den became
were added for emphasis on accent walls and floors. Textiles the Shaw’s new in-home office, though Rowan will sometimes
are sustainable yet luxurious. use it for the family finances and other organization. Storage
was addressed throughout with built-in bookcases.

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PREDESIGN & INSPIRATION

The space highlights the rugged beauty of


the Pacific Northwest, while simultaneously
maintaining a distinctly modern feel.
FLOORPLAN
The Dawes’ condo focuses on the
beauty of natural materials, with small

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highlights the rugged beauty of the

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Pacific Northwest, while simultaneously
maintaining a distinctly modern feel.

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8 6 5
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1 Entry 7 Half Bath


3 3
2 Office
3 Kitchen
4 Deck
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Master Bath
Master Bedroom
Utility Room
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5 Dining Room 11 Second Bath
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1 2 4
6 Living Room 12 Second Bedroom

NORTH
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ELEVATIONS
Jossia’s bedroom features brighter tones pieces. One of the major design elements of
of the same accent shades as thoughout the space is the rounded corner motif. The
the house. A favorite art piece of the family ceiling itself was painted bright magenta with
is displayed on the wall abover her bed - a gradient applied to the lower wall, creating
Sylvia Tur’s Organisms. Wood is influential a flowing effect. The room is easily adaptable
in the design, and used for all of the built-in for Jossia, as she gets older.

NORTH EAST

SOUTH WEST

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LIGHTING CONCEPT

Left: Custom Chandelier Inspiration


Center: Entry Chandelier
Right: Kitchen Bar Lighting

For the Dawes, I created a space that is lively and energetic, The bathrooms incorporate side lighting and a fan-light
welcoming and intimate. The can lighting in the kitchen both for circulation. The entry way has a simple pendant light
efficient for tasks and inviting, particularly in the bar area. welcoming visitors and owners alike. The office has dimmable
There is under cabinet lighting, not on a dimmer switch. can lighting, task and reading lamps, and accent lighting.
The dining room features a stunning and artistic tree branch Bedrooms have a combination of dimmable can lighting, task
chandelier and dimmable can lights. The living room features lighting, and accent lights. A dramatic, intimate environment
dimmable can lighting and accent lighting in the built-in for the master suite, and a warm, cheery environment in
bookcases. The hallways are well lit, yet dramatic. Track Jossia’s room was created, and all of the rooms accomodate
lighting displays artwork on the walls. In one alcove, an day lighting, and allow for adjustment when needed with
LED light splashes constantly changing color on a dramatic draperies and window treatments. All lighting specified is
sculpture piece. environmentally responsible.

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LIGHTING & SWITCHING PLAN

Wall Sconce Recessed Can


Undercabinet Lights Pndt Track Light
Overhead Light Chandelier
Single Switch Custom Chandelier
2-Way Switch Track Lighting
Puck Light Bar Chandelier
Fan/Light Combo

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INTERIOR VIEW

Above: View of Living Room and Exterior from the Kitchen

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DETAILS

The column in the great room is “wrapped” with


a wall graphic, showing the facade of a tree.
The column has preformed “feet” at the base,
creating the appearance of a trunk. The “tree”
details - trunk and branches - are fabricated out
of of aluminium, which is extremely thin and
lightweight, yet strong. The “branches” are
anchored at the ceiling and attached with 1”
furring strips to adhere the tree graphic. In order
to supply power, J-boxes and transformers are
hidden in the plenum above the branches
(where wires will extend through the hollow tree,
under the wall graphic if needed) and beneath
the “trunk” pieces, hiding them from view,
but easily accessible. Aluminium pieces are
custom crafted and lined for non-conduction.
The decorative lighted branch utilizes end-glow
fiber optic cable lights.

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MATERIALS & FINISHES

OFFICE ENTRY | HALLWAYS GREAT ROOM

MATERIAL SELECTION: FreshAire Paint in “Charted Voyage” MATERIAL SELECTION: FreshAire Paint in “Naturalist Grey” MATERIAL SELECTION: FreshAire Paint in “Naturalist Grey”
Schumacher Accent Wall Covering “Pool” FreshAire Paint in “Natural Wilderness” Artelano Paris - Fautiel Upholstery Fabric
Formica Laminate Furniture in “Pearlesque” GreenMountain by EcoHaus Wood Flooring “Solid Madrone” (L) Basalt Backsplash Mosaic in “Stone & Ice Lava”
(L) PatCraft Carpeting in “Grisaille” (L) Gulassa & Co. Blackened Steel Tile Flooring (R) Cosentino Eco Counters in “Cristal Ash”
(R) Maple finish of Ochre Lounge Chair (R) Steven Harrsey Novasuede for Cushions in “Smoke” (L) Gulassa & Co. Blackened Steel Tile Flooring
(R) Steven Harrsey Novasuede for Cushions in “Smoke”

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MATERIALS & FINISHES

BATHS SECOND BEDROOM MASTER BEDROOM

MATERIAL SELECTION: FreshAire Paint in “Organic Garden” MATERIAL SELECTION: FreshAire Paint in “New Day” MATERIAL SELECTION: FreshAire Paint in “Radiant Lilac”
Rocky Mountain Hardware in “Stainless Steel” Accent Colors for Jossia’s Room Accent Colors for Master Bedroom
Caesarstone Quartzsurface Counters in “Misty Carrera” Caesarstone Quartzsurface Counters in “Misty Carrera” Ochre Chaise Lounge Uphostery Fabric
(L) Villeroy & Bach Fire&Ice Tile in Steel Grey (L) PatCraft Carpeting in “Steel” (L) PatCraft Carpeting in “Steel”
(R) Amber Cherry Wood for Cabinetry (R) Formica Laminate Maple Wood Finish for Cabinetry (R) Formica Laminate Maple Wood Finish for Cabinetry

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