An elegant home built above the Overlake Golf and Country Club combines clean lines and modern motifs with the comforts of home.
Perched high on a hill overlooking the Overlake Golf and Country Club is a new contemporary home with long clean lines and airy open spaces. The four-bedroom, 3½-bath home was built by Scott and Sandra Gjesdahl, the power couple behind Bristol Design & Construction, an award-winning Northwest firm that is now transitioning to Belize, where the couple has begun a sustainable development called The JaQor Coast.
“This (the Medina home) is the first project we’ve ever done without a client,” Sandra Gjesdahl said. “We were tipped off on the property by a friend who felt a quick flip was a sure thing.” However, this project turned into a complete tear-down and rebuild. “We knew we had to maximize the square footage and overall volume of the home due to the location. But function and aesthetics are of even higher priority to us.”
The home was designed and built to the site — which is a long, rectangular lot, about 10,000 square feet. Because of smart design decisions, the whole home flows with ease and beauty. It might be the couple’s last Northwest project, now that they are busy building in Belize. They just finished another award-winning home there that is “totally off the grid.”