Pleasure Point residence

A complete interior and exterior renovation and the site received all new landscaping at this midcentury waterfront home built in 1958 by notable developer George Bell of Bell and Valdez fame.

The original owner, George Bell, built this waterfront home for his family during the same period he was developing the first planned single family residential development in Bellevue known as Lake Hills. Several additions including an enclosed pool were constructed before the new owners purchased the home. The list of changes the new owners wanted included floor plan modifications to create an open plan with views out to the lake from as many rooms as possible. Another functional request was to convert the pool room space into a display garage for classic cars and space for entertaining large gatherings. Our design approach led us to keep the existing roof structure, but all new interior and exterior finishes were installed, all new windows and doors were specified, and all new infrastructure was implemented including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

With the use of exposed steel beams and tube steel columns supporting the existing roof structure, all interior walls were removed between the kitchen, dining, living, and family rooms and the exterior walls became floor to ceiling windows and doors oriented to the northern views.  

Pleasure Point Residence

General Contractor: Bender Wasenmiller Custom Construction

Structural Engineer: Voelker Engineering

Landscape Architecture: Allworth Design