102 Montoya Circle
Steve Thomas, longtime host of PBS's legendary This Old House, purchased the original early-20th-century home nestled on this picturesque Eastside hilltop and undertook a loving, painstaking renovation, working closely with architect Stephen Samuelson. The result is a sophisticated one-bedroom home of serenely minimal stylishness. Exacting attention to detail and an insistence on crisp organic lines are readily apparent. The space feels large, open, and gratifying thanks to thoughtful editing and numerous windows that bring the outdoors in. Natural light illuminates every space at every time of day. All windows, doors, appliances, and fixtures are new, contributing to the home's unique blend of modern precision and classic charm.