Z House

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Renton, WA

3,400 sq.ft.

Project Type
New Construction

Citizen Design


The owners approached Citizen Design with loosely developed architectural plans for their families dream house. They asked the design team to refine some details to meet their evolving needs and give the home a clear architectural identity.

The original design took a lot of cues from traditional farmhouse vernacular. By reimagining the geometry, Citizen was able to arrange the elements of the home to create a modern take on the traditional farmhouse. The open living, kitchen and dining room features 18’ vaulted ceilings and creates a large central space for the family to gather.

The design team maintained some traditional details, such as the full height tall windows, to maximize light and visual interest. The rhythm of windows makes the home look and feel more organized.