The Stewartia pseudocamellia was transplanted this week. With a major multi-family structure scheduled to begin construction later this spring, our tree would not have survived the construction as it was only a foot from the property line. We opted to donate the tree to Seattle Parks. They accepted the donation and chose to locate it at the UW Seattle Arboretum, right at the entry to Azalea Way. It has a nice new home. (Note the crane in the background is for the Roosevelt Light Rail Station.)
Click this link for a short movie of the Tree Relocation
Fence section removed, ready for excavation.
Fully excavated, ready for burlap.
Burlap wrapped, ready for moving!
Planted in its new location.
The window trim has been installed along with the water barrier, siding is next. Inside the rough-in is nearly complete. Insulation should begin in March.
The kitchen sink will have plenty of natural light with these windows.
The bay will eventually be all trim, making it a focal point on the rear of the house.
This will be exciting and we’ll do a follow-up post afterwards. Behind our office, we have a small garden with a lovely 25-foot Stewartia tree near the back property line. Stewart’s are known for their camellia like flowers, glossy leaves and distinctive bark.
A seven-story development will be starting soon on the adjacent property to the north, and unfortunately this means that the Stewartia tree would be destroyed by construction. But, why waste a healthy specimen tree when you can move it!
Lani contacted Seattle Parks and found they they had three locations where such a tree was wanted, and she arranged with Big Trees, Inc. to have our tree moved on the morning of February 28. It will be moved to the Washington Park Arboretum and replanted on the same day around 11:00-11:30 AM, right at the entrance to Azalea Way, across the driveway from the Graham Visitor Center. You can even watch the cool Big Tree equipment and tree-moving process there!
Below is a link to the company that will be moving the tree.
Moving Trees Offsite
The fluid applied vapor permeable water barrier has been applied. Siding and flashing is next. The deck and front porch columns will also be installed soon. Now that the windows are in the insulation can be installed and then its on to gypsum wall board on the interior. All rough plumbing and electrical has been installed.
The addition is ready for siding and the deck.
The skylight will bring lots of light into the kitchen.
The previous roof was lower, had less slope, and accumulated pine needles which caused it to rot. We replaced it with a steeper pitched, lower profile roof system. It will get painted in warmer weather….
A skylit deck roof on a Tudor style half timber home.
The roof silhouetted in the morning sun.
The low profile glazing system should allow the pine needles to blow off the roof more easily.
All the bright wood will be painted to match the existing dark trim.
With construction complete the landscaping is next.
The ‘always green’ astroturf was chosen to be pet and moss resistant.
Framing and roofing are complete and the windows are due next week. We just completed the electrical walkthrough with the client verifying fixture, outlet and switch locations and functions. A key point in any remodel.
The bay window will be a great place to cozy up with a good book!
The kitchen skylight well is framed. the flare will allow the light to spread throughout the kitchen.
The new bay window and covered section of the deck are now visible.
The front stoop has been completely replaced.
From all of us at the Johnson Partnership, we wish you and yours a warm and festive holiday season!
This weekend we were pleased as Christmas punch to see one of our projects featured in Pacific NW Magazine. This 1924 Tudor-style home has been selected as part of the Magnolia Holiday Home Tour. We renovated the house to adapt it to a contemporary lifestyle while preserving original details and taking full advantage of the sweeping views of Elliott Bay.
We were happy to partner with the interior design firm of Jennifer Randall & Associates throughout the house, including the kitchen, library, and the dramatic Art Deco-inspired powder room.
Read the whole article and see a slideshow of the house here.
Learn more about the Magnolia Holiday Home Tour and purchase tickets to the December 3rd event here.
Track the progress of the project on our blog, from initial demolition in July of 2013 to finishing touches in November 2014.
The Carleton Park Remodel gets underway
Carleton Park project progressing, framing has begun
What will the neighbors think?
Has anything changed?
Framing is nearly complete
The exterior is starting to look like a house again
Floors are being finished
Final stages for the Carleton Park Remodel
Carleton Park remodel is nearing completion!
Owners to move in – ready or not here we come!
So many wonderful rooms
The Magnolia Addition and Remodel is finished!
With numerous photos of the finished project here.