Modern Home Design With Splashes of Personality: Dorsey Residence

Modern Home Design With Splashes of Personality: Dorsey Residence

We got so used to seeing home designs pay tribute to minimalism and functionality, that this particular residence and its splashes of personality surprised us in a pleasant manner. The Dorsey Residence on Bainbridge Island in Washington State was especially envisioned by Coates Design to maximize its footprint through the use of vertical space. Located on a waterfront propriety and anchored into the hillside, the residence showcases two completely different facades: one facing the street with an austere, closed appearance and the other, comprised of many windows, opening the interiors towards the green landscape.

Once inside, this seemingly anonymous home will reveal its true nature. Flooded in light, the interiors inspire space and allow the inhabitants to experience spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the neighboring waters. Color is tastefully present throughout, contributing to a dynamic social space. A generously-sized deck communicates with the living room and cantilevers from the home’s structure, providing a perfect bridge between the indoors and surrounding natural environment.



  • samantha January 24, 2013 at 03:37 AMLogin to Reply →

    ah, this is indeed refreshing! i once had a greater affinity for modern style, and i wondered why i’ve been pushing away from it lately… and i think, generally, it is for that reason – lack of personality due to such a strict regard for function/simplicity/clean lines/whatever descriptor of the day. i love the nuances of individuality, and this one is stunning in that regard! love it! has the elegance of modernity and the warmth of… well… life! i look forward to seeing more unique, modern twists such as this one!

  • Stella Pickering February 8, 2013 at 02:15 AMLogin to Reply →

    Amazing! Its like a surprise in a box!