Connecting the cafe and bookstore with the co-working space in the rear building is an open courtyard seating area. The Space Needle sculpture was made by a local artist using salvaged wood from the existing building, and the original windows were salvaged to retain the character of the 1922 building. By reusing as much as possible, there is personality and history mixed with modern design.
As if this 6,600-square-foot home in Seattle weren't impressive enough, the property includes sweeping views of the skyline and iconic Space Needle. After a busy day at work, the owners can head out to their back porch with a bottle of wine in hand and watch the sunset over the city.
Simple lines of the desk and a mix of metal and wood on the workstation chair keep things neat and streamlined while the art reflects the beauty of the Northwest with mountain vistas and Seattle’s Space Needle.
The owners wanted the condo to be very contemporary, with hardly any ornamentation or detail. This minimalist approach works perfectly in the dining room, as those clean lines and subtle textures keep all eyes on the Space Needle.
Thanks to its position on a hill, this 6,600-square-foot Seattle home rises over the city and enjoys views of both Elliot Bay and the Space Needle. Thus, large windows and balconies feature prominently across the exterior, to accentuate the vistas.
Once the sun goes down, the living room's bay window puts on quite a show, flaunting pink skies and views of Elliot Bay and the Space Needle. Notice how the designers outfitted this space with pillows in a slight pinkish hue to subtly complement the display.
Once their daughters left the nest, a couple from Washington State moved out of their home on Mercer Island and into this brand new, 2,000-square-foot condo in downtown Seattle. From the dining room, they can enjoy views of the Puget Sound and the Space Needle.
Like the living room, this breakfast nook comes with a big bay window that overlooks Seattle's Elliot Bay and the Space Needle. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets in this space and the eat-in kitchen ensure that the owners have plenty of storage for their plates, bowls and various appliances.
This is a go-to evergreen for narrow spaces. Plants grow quickly and maintain a tight spread, ultimately reaching 12-25 feet tall by 3-6 feet wide. Shear plants to maintain your ideal size. Needles have a soft texture that pairs well with hardscape like walls and driveways. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8. Botanical name: Thuja occidentalis ‘Pyramidalis’
Beautiful blue needles make this columnar cedar a real head-turner. It has a narrow spread that makes it well-suited to smaller spaces. Plants grow up to 1 foot per year, reaching 12-15 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide in 10 years. Final mature size is 40 feet high and 25 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 6 to 9. Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Fastigiata’
Also called landscape fabric or weed cloth, this type of mulch is usually woven polypropylene fabric. It suppresses weeds while allowing water and air to pass. It’s often used under inorganic mulches, such as stone or landscape glass, but also under shredded hardwood bark to help extend its lifespan. Landscape fabric comes in different grades; the label should state how long it will last. This is a commercial grade fabric that’s woven and needle punched with a 20-year warranty. The colored lines are 12 inches apart, which helps with spacing plants, especially in vegetable gardens.