This classic Seattle Box-style home had been remodeled with a stylistically disparate addition on the back, a compromised second floor layout, and too much space allocated to circulation. By filling in a corner on the upper floor and re-configuring the hall, we were able to increase room sizes, decrease hall lengths and add a master bathroom. The second floor now has a master suite, guest suite, two additional bedrooms, and a bathroom and laundry room. The original operable transom windows above the bedroom doors were reconditioned with new hardware, allowing natural stack ventilation in the summer, and the added benefit of being able to see if the kids have turned out their lights when they are supposed to. We salvaged and reused the eave details, and matched the window styles and other details on the home. This approach kept the internal structural changes to a minimum, added the necessary space for a master suite, and visually completed the form of the home.
On the main floor an earlier contemporary-style addition was altered just enough to blend with the style of the main house while also reconfiguring and updating the kitchen. Relocating the door to the porch and removing the wall between the living room and sunroom improved the house's functionality.