You can say a home has "character." But how many actually look like characters? Take this townhouse in Seattle, called the "Big Mouth House," which got its name after a colleague jokingly sent owners Kailin Gregga and Steven Lazen a pic of the home edited to look like the Japanese character Domo.
Architects themselves, Gregga of Best Practice Architecture and Lazen worked with Rob Humble of Hybrid Architecture to create a simple and open living space. "We were also very interested in incorporating a studio space on the lower level with its own access door, to act as guest quarters for friends and family, but could potentially be used as a short-term rental if desired," Gregga told Hunker.
The team's concept began with a white box interior that could feature pops of bright color. But the challenge was in budget, so they looked to low-cost ways to have fun: "The tile in all the bathrooms and kitchen is very inexpensive, readily available tile but either livened up with colorful grout, or deployed in interesting ways," Gregga said.