What I like about the modern houses – their architecture is mostly very inspiring, unusual and attracts attention. This urban house by First Lamp Architecture and Construction in Seattle is a stunning vertical house that raises dense city living to new heights – literally. This narrow space offers bright, airy interiors, topped by a steeply pitched roof that makes it a literal peak in this residential neighborhood. Add to this a cool, edgy style and eco elements, and this sustainable house is smart on so many different levels. There’s also a private outside patio area for the rest of the owners while they are hidden from any glances. First Lamp Architecture and Construction proved once more after Japanese architects: a narrow site can accommodate a striking house.