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.
Look for Howard Miller’s byline in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Fine Homebuilding “Kitchens and Baths, Remodels with Style” (page 38).
One of our projects, featured in Fine Homebuilding Magazine.
Just in time for Halloween, a remodel that was completed last month for a family in West Seattle.
The clients wanted a place to sit outside and be connected with the neighborhood so we enlarged their existing front porch.
The original layout of the main floor of their house was cramped and poorly utilized. We opened the living room to the kitchen, added a fireplace flanked by bookcases and windows, and enlarged the kitchen and replaced the old dining room with a pantry and eating nook. We also added windows to the west wall of the house to get more afternoon sun.
The old entry door opened into a small foyer that faced a landing for the main stairs so we relocated the front door and reconfigured the main stairs to create a more gracious entry. We even found room for a new coat closet
With a lot of small changes and several big ones, this remodel has been a total transformation of this home.
The upgraded columns on the porch provide a more substantial presence for the home.
The kitchen gets natural light through windows used as a backsplash.
Looking through the relocated kitchen to the added breakfast nook.
The living room has a wall of book cases and the coffee table is for map storage.
The cherry paneled wainscot and built in buffet bring a nice craftsman touch to this home.
The owner had a nice little party to thank all those involved in the process. Of course its not quite done – the refrigerator panel still needs to be installed.
the knee space on the island has a ‘penny tile’ back adding texture and interest.
The The kids have found where they like to be – at the table near all the kitchen action.
The upper floors are nearly finished with several items left to be finished in the next few weeks, but the owners are moving in this weekend — ready or not.
The large picture windows really take advantage of the tremendous views.
The kitchen now extends to the view side of the house.
The classic craftsman frieze really brings atmosphere to the library.
The wall paper in the powder room coordinates beautifully with the tile.
This is the point in a project where it goes from looking a mess to amazing in the course of a couple weeks. As a project nears completion, all the things that ‘finish’ a project are being installed.
This hall looks longer than it really is.
The kitchen island marble has been installed and the range arrives tomorrow, cabinet faces the next day.
The wall paper in the master bath features birds and pomegranates.
Only the mirror, lights and wall paper remain to be installed.
The sitting room wall paper frieze is almost complete. All that remains is for the small corbels below each repeating pattern to be installed.
Our recent Kitchen Remodel project was just published in last Sunday’s Pacific Northwest Magazine. For more information and images, we feature it as the Maple Creek Kitchen on our website. Check out the Times article here:
View of the Kitchen
This home was originally ‘L’ shaped. We created a master suite by filling in the ‘L’ . 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. The second floor now has four bedrooms, three baths, and a laundry. On the main floor an earlier contemporary style addition was altered just enough to blend with the style of the main house while also updating the kitchen and improving the traffic flow of the house.
The filled in corner of the original 'L' shaped house.
The sun porch off the living room has a new set of french doors to the covered porch.
The updated kitchen will have a movable chopping block island.
The tile is nearly complete in the shared kids bath.
We recently completed a kitchen in a fantastic mid-century modern house. We loved the design of the house, and tracked down the original designer and builder. We are working on writing the complete story of the home, originally designed by Anna Williams and built by John Burrows. Yesterday, our client kindly hosted a get together to celebrate the home’s history and renovation. Attending the gathering were:
Anna Williams, original designer of the home
Ellen Mirro and Larry E. Johnson AIA of The Johnson Partnership, architects for the 2011 kitchen remodel
Tim House,the contractor for the 2011 Kitchen remodel
Marga Rose Rose Hancock, Former AIA executive director and architects biographer
Other owners of houses originally designed by Anna Williams
Here are some of the photos from the gathering.
On the couch from left to right: Larry E. Johnson AIA, Anna Williams, Tim House.