A Seattle photographer redevelops his architectural skills to codesign a once-in-a-lifetime home

West-facing bay windows, at left, make the lower-level craft room and the upstairs master suite lighter than they might have been. “At one point, I had designed the house with no direct sunlight, and my wife was like, ‘Uh, hell no. I need a place to sit with a window to read,’ ” Ed Sozinho says. “It worked out really well, because that elevation was suffering for a long time until I got those bay windows in there.” (Ed Sozinho / Sozinho Imagery)
"At one point, I had designed the house with no direct sunlight, and my wife was like, 'Uh, hell no. I need a place to sit with a window to read,' " Ed Sozinho says. (Ed Sozinho / Sozinho Imagery)

A new Broadview home represents the theme of this year's Seattle Design Festival: "About Time." Ed Sozinho, who is now a photographer, worked with his architect friend to create a personalized house for his family.