Slideshow: A Modern Masterpiece in the Issaquah Highlands

Among the many magnificent homes in the Issaquah Highlands, one home in the Harrison Street neighborhood stands out — Rogue House, a $1.725 million modern masterpiece. Designed by Elemental Design and built by Noble Ridge Construction, this spectacular, custom-built home offers nearly 4,300 square feet of living space with a focus on luxurious living, unique features and clean, modern styling. As if that weren’t enough to tantalize the discriminating buyer, the four-bedroom home sits a half-story above other homes in the area, giving it both privacy and sweeping views of Lake Sammamish and the Bellevue and Seattle skylines.

“The Eastside area allowed us to do a home like this on a grander scale and the Harrison Street neighborhood was the perfect fit for us,” said Jason Wojtacha of Noble Ridge Construction. “We saw the potential in the neighborhood … it’s quickly becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods on the Eastside.”

High-end living

Want a peaceful sanctuary after a long day at the office? Rogue House features a spacious, ground-floor master suite with a deck overlooking a reflecting pond and waterfall, as well as a private, upper-level deck with a gas fireplace, perfect for reading or enjoying a glass of wine. Interested in whipping up a gourmet meal? You’ll love the home’s sleek kitchen featuring high-gloss white Pedini Italian cabinets and Miele appliances. Planning to entertain family and friends? This amazing home has several indoor living spaces, including a game area and wet bar, and great outdoor spaces including a cozy backyard with a gas firepit and a large upper-level terrace ideal for dining al fresco as the sun sets.

Modern styling

With polished concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling Pella windows, you can see from the backyard all the way through the front of the house, creating a bright, open, airy feel. Accented with wood cabinetry and walnut hardwood floors, the architectural steel, aluminum composite wall panels, and black, white and gray color scheme are consistent inside and outside the home.

“We chose this style because it really feels fresh, new and cutting-edge. It has an artistic feel about it,” said Wojtacha. “I think the inspiration of this style really is from a place of serenity. Clean lines. A spa-like feel.”

Energy efficient and high tech

Rogue House was built to be energy efficient, earning a four-star BuiltGreen rating. The rating is due in part to the radiant heat throughout the home, keeping the home cozy and warm without energy loss. To further control energy, the home is automated through Control 4. Simply log into the system online and control electricity, lights, heat or the home’s audio system.

A new trend?

Alex T. Anderson, a professor with the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture, said homes like this feature clean, fine detailing and are made with good, quality materials and a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.

“There is a tremendous appeal to this type of home,” Anderson said.

In addition, Anderson said that more developers and contractors are trying to strike a balance between a home’s amenities and sustainable, energy-conscious features like the ones in Rogue House.

Wojtacha believes we can expect to see more of this type of home as developers break out of their comfort zone to try something new. Currently, the Eastside contains more traditional homes like the Craftsmen-style, but Wojtacha said there is a pent-up demand for this type of home, particularly in Issaquah.

“Statement homes like this are what make this community, and there are no other communities like this available in the Seattle area, really, with such a diverse architectural palette,” he said.

Photos by Malia Campbell

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