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The Johnson Partnership1212 NE 65th St., Seattle, WA 98115  206-523-1618

In the Works…

June 19, 2017 4:02 pm

Joseph Mayer Memorial Street Clock, a.k.a the West Earth Co. Street Clock

After hundreds of hours of restoration work, the City of Seattle Landmark street clock known as the West Earth Co. Clock has been installed at the corner of Dexter Avenue N and Harrison Street. Chuck Roeser of Essence of Time, a clock restorer from western New York, did an absolutely fantastic job. The reinstallation began on March 28 and was completed a few days later. We feel fortunate to have been included in the project as Alexander Real Estate’s historic resources consultant.

You can read more about the clock and its 2015 deinstallation here.

Finished installation

Chuck Roeser

June 16, 2017 9:39 am

Interlaken Remodel progress

We made a site visit recently as this project nears completion. The house has undergone quite a transformation!

The On-Demand water heater provides hot water to the home as well as the heated floors in the basement.

The on-demand water heater in the basement provides hot water to the home and to the heated floors.

The laundry room will double is quite space efficient.

The space-efficient laundry room.

We added a room below grade for a future home theater with a patio on the roof!

We added a room below grade for a future home theater with rooftop patio!

The original elevator and elevator equipment is from the 1930s

We retained the house’s original 1930s elevator and associated equipment.

With a legal stair and bedroom the basement feels much more part of the house.

The legal stair and additional bedroom makes basement feel more like part of the home.

May 25, 2017 12:22 pm

One of our projects is on the market

The remodel we designed ‘Lake Washington Boulevard Second Story’ is currently for sale.  Below is a scan of the flyer where we are mentioned by name (Thank you to the real estate agent and owner.) You can see a before and after photo on our website here.

Lake Washington Second Story remodel we completed in 2010 is on the market.

Lake Washington Second Story remodel we completed in 2010 is on the market.

May 23, 2017 10:00 am

AIA National Conference on Architecture

At the end of April, our colleague Howard Miller attended the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando. This was a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technology and the ways architecture is contributing to the wellbeing of communities in the United States and around the world. The program included speakers from Africa addressing the life-changing effect of architecture on small communities when priority is given to working with locals and using local materials. Keynote speaker Michelle Obama inspired us to listen and be inclusive rather than discriminatory. On the convention floor, one of the standout products was Flowstone, a translucent calcite stone that can be glazed and used on kitchen counters, table tops, spa surfaces, and more. On display were also innovative updates to windows, design software, and home automation. Offsite activities included a bicycle tour of Orlando, highlighting the progress the city has made towards being more bike-friendly. Overall it was a great convention. Next year it will be in New York City!

Convention over, time to clean up.

Convention over, time to clean up.

Jim Belushi concert

Jim Belushi concert

Orlando's brutalist library

The Brutalist Orlando Public Library, designed in 1966 by John Johansen.

The City symbol is a fountain in a lake. Lots of lakes in Orlando.

Orlando is full of lakes, and the fountain rising from Lake Eola (shown here) is the symbol of the city.

An architectural bicycle tour is a nice way to get around. Orlando's bicycle infrastructure is not to Seattle's level, but they are progressing.

An architectural bicycle tour is a nice way to get around. Orlando’s bicycle infrastructure is not at Seattle’s level, but they are progressing.

Michele Obama made he first public speaking appearance since leaving the White House at the convention. Inspiring.

Michelle Obama’s first public speaking appearance since leaving the White House was at the convention. Inspiring.

Orlandos new cultural building.

Orlando’s new cultural building: the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The line waiting for Michele Obama.

The line waiting to see Michelle Obama speak.

A little Fake History that has become iconic none the less.

A little Fake History that has become iconic nonetheless.

May 18, 2017 11:50 am

Emerald Park Addition is ready for finishes!

The drywall has been installed. The remodel is ready for finishes: cabinets, trim, floors and paint.

The back deck.

The back deck. The space under the deck will be dry space–screened from view, and used for storage.

The kitchen skylight well and window seat.

The kitchen skylight well. The window seat will also serve as seating for the kitchen table.

The bay window in the master bedroom looks out to the back yard.

The bay window in the master bedroom looks out to the back yard.

March 2, 2017 3:40 pm

Our tree gets a new home

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.

Fence section removed, ready for excavation.

Fully excavated, ready for burlap.

Fully excavated, ready for burlap.

Burlap wrapped, ready for moving!

Burlap wrapped, ready for moving!

Planted in its new location.

Planted in its new location.

February 24, 2017 4:13 pm

Emerald Park Addition is ready for siding

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 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.

The bay will eventually be all trim, making it a focal point on the rear of the house.

February 21, 2017 2:29 pm

Moving a big tree next week!

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

February 16, 2017 1:11 pm

Almost ready for siding

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 addition is ready for siding and the deck.

The skylight well will bring lots of light into the kitchen.

The skylight will bring lots of light into the kitchen.

February 8, 2017 11:13 am

A new roof for the deck

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.

A skylit deck roof on a Tudor style half timber home.

The roof silhouetted in the morning sun.

The roof silhouetted in the morning sun.

The low profile glazing system should allow the pine needles to blow off the roof more easily.

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.

All the bright wood will be painted to match the existing dark trim.