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    Like each room in the Coval House, the West Bedroom Suite enjoys its own distinctive views into the surrounding landscape. Polished Costa Rican Pochote covers the ceiling, installed by Ken Levien.
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    The Costa Rican hardwoods finally arrived to Seattle in 1988 via Vancouver B.C. The quality was beyond all expectations.

West Bedroom Suite

Pochote was among the Costa Rican hardwoods that were ordered directly from a Costa Rican sawmill in 1986. The process was complex and uncertain, and required numerous visits to the country and months of negotiation. Export of these precious woods is no longer possible.
The West Bedroom Suite was not part of the original Starr home built in 1949. The 1956 addition integrates with the original design seamlessly however, including the vaulted ceilings and hand-split cedar siding on the exterior.  The West Bedroom features the original rough-sawn fir ceiling beams as well as the original masonry fireplace. The vaulted ceiling is paneled in Costa Rican Pochote. French doors open to the courtyard , stream and upper pond; floor to ceiling windows look north to the Koi Pond and Sport Court beyond.

The three quarter bathroom includes a Pochote vanity, Toto fixtures and a full shower with Grohe fixtures that nestle against the rear rock face of the fireplace. As with each bedroom, the West Bedroom Suite is accessed through a dedicated hallway that provides privacy and solitude for the occupant.