Mercer Island Estate

It is always a pleasure to be involved in a project as successful as the Sanderson's Mercer Island home. SHKS Architects worked on the exterior restoration and interior renovation, developing a new floor plan that integrates contemporary building systems and implements Kelly Wearstler's vision for the interior. Elle Decor profiled Ms. Wearstler's work in a September 2012 issue.

The home is situated amongst tall confiers and lush forest vegetation, creating a magical place that the Sandersons cherish. Pacific Northwest Magazine's June 2013 issue features an article that focuses on the use of nature as a guide for making design choices for the site and is illustrated with evocative photographs by Ben Benschneider.


Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.