At Preserve at Kirkland, a new model home showcases the builder's Sequoia design. The four-bedroom, 2.5-bath floor plan has 2,614 square feet of living space.

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KIRKLAND — Preserve at Kirkland is hosting a grand-opening event today to debut its newly decorated model home.

The football-themed celebration will include game-day snacks, special appearances by the Sea Gals and the football mascot Blitz, plus a live performance by the home team band, Blue Thunder.

Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite blue and green attire.

Preserve at Kirkland features 35 homes and a large community park. It is within walking distance of three schools in the Lake Washington district: Rose Hill Elementary, Rose Hill Middle School and Lake Washington High.

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The community’s new model home showcases the Sequoia design. The four-bedroom, 2.5-bath floor plan has 2,614 square feet of living space.

Celeste Roberts of Ryan Young Interiors led the design of the home’s interior.

“The Sequoia features a ‘Transitional Ease’ style, which means it has an updated classic look,” she says. “It balances both masculine and feminine attributes for a comfortable, relaxing and uncomplicated design.”

According to Sheri Putzke, the community representative at Preserve at Kirkland, one of the most distinguishing features of the Sequoia is its two-story dining room adjacent to the front foyer. “It’s very striking and dramatic upon entry,” she says.

One wall in the dining room is comprised of floor-to-ceiling spilt-face white stone flanked by wood pillars and contemporary light sconces. An oversize transitional light fixture balances the high-volume ceiling.

The main floor also features what Putzke calls a “mixologist parlor,” which includes another split-face white stone feature wall. “The space serves as a sophisticated lounge for entertaining guests,” she says.

The Sequoia’s great room and adjacent kitchen have classic millwork with a design that focuses on comfort and practicality to meet the lifestyle of active households, Roberts says.

“We went with two-tone cabinetry and a waterfall island feature as a new take on classic interior design,” she says. “It’s a foodie’s dream kitchen.”

There is also a guest room on the main floor with a cove ceiling, as well as an attached spa bathroom.

Two-tone stairs lead to the second level, which welcomes residents with an open loft. This kids’ zone was designed with a comfortable sectional and a tech area, which is ideal for schoolwork, Putzke says.

There are also three bedrooms on the second floor, including a master-bedroom suite. The master is designed with monochromatic neutrals and a splash of citron to pick up on the color palette of the community’s natural surroundings.

Roberts says she designed the other two bedrooms with children in mind.

“One is a paleontologist’s dream with a ‘Jurassic World’ theme for a boy,” she says. “The other is soft and light, with a Teatro ZinZanni dance-camp theme for a girl.”

Shoppers are encouraged to tour the model home during the grand opening, which Putzke says will be a great family event.

“It’s going to be fun,” she says. “We’re going to be offering lots of snacks, face painting and performances. And of course, it’s an opportunity to showcase our beautiful model home. People can come out and see our community and the beautiful homes that we have to offer.”