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In the Works…

August 18, 2017 11:17 am

Progress on a kitchen remodel

The latest on our remodel in Normandy Park! Now that the cabinets have been installed, all that remains to be completed are countertops, appliances, fixtures, lighting and the backsplash. The whole project will be wrapping up soon. The client posted this to her Facebook page and has graciously consented to let us share it on our blog. Thank you, Lorna!

 

August 15, 2017 2:10 pm

Our Backyard Changes

With the removal of the wooden fence along our rear property line, construction has truly begun on the half-city-block mixed-use building just north of our office. We expect to have construction activity for the next 19 months. This is in addition to the light rail construction just across the street and demolition of the former dry cleaners on the southeastern corner of the block. Here comes the noise!

Track Hoe with Roosevelt High School in the distance.

Track hoe with Roosevelt High School across NE 66th Street.

Our garden shed (in its temporary location) with the Roosevelt Lightrail Station construction site in the distance.

Our garden shed (in its temporary location) with the Roosevelt light rail station construction site in the distance.

August 11, 2017 10:00 am

More steel for Maple Creek

More progress to report on the cantilevered house and deck on a steep slope in Maple Creek. Eric & Terry with Houseworks Construction will be maneuvering a 450-pound steel beam into position. Next up are the diagonal struts!

Interrupted by the architect, Terry and Eric prepare to install one of two 450# steel beams.

Interrupted by the architect, Terry and Eric prepare to install one of two 450-pound steel beams.

This side of the beam will be infilled with a wood nailer for shear transfer from the sheathing to the steel.

This side of the beam will be filled in with a wood nailer for shear transfer from the sheathing to the steel.

This side of the beam will be securely blocked and strapped to the floor structure for added shear strength.

This side of the beam will be securely blocked and strapped to the floor structure for added shear strength.

August 7, 2017 4:17 pm

Recently completed Freeland Residence

We recently visited one of our newly completed projects on Whidbey Island: the Freeland Residence. This home is designed to highlight sweeping landscape views and maximize natural light, while providing protection from the rain and harsher summer sun. The house features lots of living space both inside and out; large windows and expansive sliding doors blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Look here to check out our previous post on the Freeland Residence during its construction.

 

The welcoming front entry with an expansive, protecting shed roof.

At one end of the great room is the warm and classy kitchen. The immediately adjacent dining area features a custom fir bookmatched (in which the wood grain of the two halves mirror each other) dining table.

The dining area opens to the outdoor patio via a set of large sliding doors and faces Holmes Harbor.

Located at the other end of the great room, the living area has a concrete tiled gas fireplace with a built-in bench, expansive windows, and lots of natural light.

The master bathroom also enjoys the sweeping view.

The southwest-facing house is laid out in line with the coastal view, with the great room located at its center. The master suite, featuring a private deck and outdoor shower, is located at the southern end.

Located off the great room, a concrete patio with matching concrete bench provides plenty of room for entertaining.

The green siding, dark trim and natural wood elements help the house blend in well with the surrounding landscape. Solar panels on the garage roof are optimally oriented for power generation.

Afternoon sun streaming through the windows makes the interior a warm and inviting space to relax.

August 3, 2017 12:51 pm

Construction underway at Maple Creek

The scaffolding is up, concrete is poured and steel erection beginning at our deck replacement project in Maple Creek. This project will seismically retrofit the previously vulnerable southern wing of the home and replace a previously dangerous deck. The project location is within three environmentally critical areas, which made permitting a challenge. Now that the permit has been issued, the contractor, Houseworks Construction, has the challenge of working on a constricted site with limited access. Because the house is on a steep slope, the new foundation uses pin piles to support the cantilevered southern end of the house on a steel moment frame. We are looking forward to the installation of the steel for the cantilevered deck!

 

 

 

 

Deck design for construction 2017

Existing deck, 2016

July 5, 2017 10:39 am

Madrona Kitchen is under construction

For several years we’ve been updating this Madrona house. In phase 1, in 2014, we remodeled the basement, a project that included renovating a historic speakeasy. Phase 2 came in 2015 with the addition of a guest room, bathroom, and laundry/mud room. Now we’re in the third phase: the kitchen remodel. We’ve expanded the kitchen by six square feet at the former covered porch, new oak flooring is being installed, and the kitchen is ready for its new cabinets.

Dyna Contracting is the contractor for the project.

You can read more about the basement renovations here and see the restored speakeasy here.

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.