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September 12, 2017 7:56 am

Stewardship and repair of a Tudor-style house

We have been assisting longstanding clients for many years with the stewardship of their beautiful Tudor-style home. This summer the porch roof on the patio needed replacing, due to age and poor detailing.

With the help of Saltaire Construction, the failing portions were carefully removed, and reconstruction has begun. We are in the process of replacing structural elements and building an entire new roof. The details will all match the original work, but with updated materials and methods of construction, including upgrading the waterproofing, so this roof can last well into the future.

The previous beam was only attached to the house with four nails and lacked proper flashing.

The previous beam was only attached to the house with four nails and lacked proper flashing.

The beams spanned to a brick column. You can see there the unfleshed roof allowed water to rot the beams to the point where they were falling out.

The beams attached to a brick column. You can see here that the unflashed roof allowed water to rot the beams to the point where they were falling out.

The power to the light fixture will be concealed as the beam will be exposed on the ceiling.

The power source for the light fixture will need to be concealed, as the beam will be exposed at the ceiling.

Where the beams meet the columns the they have been preprinted and cited to protect against water intrusion.

The beams, where they meet the columns, have been pre-primed and coated to protect against water intrusion.

The rafter ends are all cut to match the profile of the original refer ends.

The rafter ends are cut to match the profile of the originals.

The new cedar rafters are being installed in the same layout as the original roof.

The new cedar rafters are being installed in the same layout as the original roof.

October 27, 2016 11:38 am

La Casa del Gato

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.img_4214

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.

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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

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August 6, 2015 12:12 pm

Our client is slowly occupying the finished remodel

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 upgraded columns on the porch provide a more substantial presence for the home.

The kitchen gets natural light through windows used as a backsplash.

The kitchen gets natural light through windows used as a backsplash.

Looking through the relocated kitchen to the added breakfast nook.

Looking through the relocated kitchen to the added breakfast nook.

The living room has a wall of book cases and the core table is for map storage.

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 cherry paneled wainscot and built in buffet bring a nice craftsman touch to this home.

May 15, 2014 10:37 am

Deck roofs are in place

Now that the deck roofs have been completed the lower level stucco can be completed. The interior the gypsum wallboard has all been installed and now its time to install the hardwood floors, tile, cabinets and trim.

Exposed rafters ont he deck ceiling.

Exposed rafters ont he deck ceiling.

Hardwood floors are being installed.

Hardwood floors are being installed.

The sunroom balcony roof ready for trim and shingles.

The sunroom balcony roof ready for trim and shingles. (as explained by Brian of Craftsman Building.)

January 3, 2013 12:34 pm

A Tudor balcony unveiled.

The scaffolding was recently removed from this extensive and well crafted remodel. Historically, Tudor style homes typically do not have balconies. This design adds a balcony in a style consistent with the existing home; it could be mistaken as original to the house. Thank you to Ken and Diamond Wall Finishes for their fine craftsmanship.

The porch cantilevers out from the house for Lake Washington views.

The balcony cantilevers out from the house for Lake Washington views.

The beautifully detailed brackets are decorative as the porch is supported with a steel moment frame.

The beautifully detailed brackets are decorative as the balcony is supported with a steel moment frame designed by Gary at Swenson Say Faget.

The quatrefoil guard rail was custom made by OB Williams right here in Seattle.

The quatrefoil guard rail was custom made by OB Williams right here in Seattle.

THis added porch provides expansive views to Lake Washington.

This added balcony provides expansive views to Lake Washington.

 

October 15, 2012 11:33 am

Creating the indoor outdoor connection, before and after

When our clients ask for a remodel to help connect them to their garden, we often take the opportunity to really give the home a style makeover. We take the best elements of the original style of the home to create porches, patios, and decks that really enhance the style of the home and that are easy to to use year round. Click on the images below for more information on each project.

This home in Loyal Heights was sweet, but lacked a connection to the garden. Since the owner is a master gardener, the porch addition has made a big improvement. The owners can now access the porch from a sunroom/mudroom as well as from the dining room. Heaters in the trellis make it a great place to hang out almost all year.

Loyal Heights porch

This little bungalow in Wedgewood was had only a minimal connection to the backyard, and all the style had been left off the back. We updated it with a covered porch and broad set of stairs leading to a new paved patio. The patio and improved appearance of the home make the backyard a much nicer place to be.

Wedgewood back patio

This home in Magnolia was originally designed by historic Seattle Architect Arthur Loveless. Unfortunately the 1960s deck addition was not compatible with the home. The homeowner, also a master gardener, desired a more direct connection to her garden. We designed a compatible waterproof timberframe deck with a patio below it, so the owner could enjoy the view and her garden.

Magnolia deck and Patio

 

October 12, 2012 11:59 am

Some favorite porches, decks, and patios from our remodel portfolios

Many times older homes don’t feature the easy indoor outdoor connection that our clients desire, especially when they have a spectacular view. The following examples show some of our projects where we have added outdoors spaces to take advantage of amazing views. Click the image to link to more information on each project.

Ambleside pool patio

Horsehead Bay deck and patio

Ellsworth Storey Residence deck

Magnolia Loveless patio

October 9, 2012 2:22 pm

Some favorite porches, decks, and patios from our new home portfolios

One of the things that our clients value most is a connection to their outdoor spaces. When we design new houses the porches decks are a main factor in the design. Check out the following from our New Residential and Timberframe portfolios. Click the photo to link to more information on the project.

Bramble Iron Timberframe back patio

Bramble Iron Timberframe Front Porch

Hawks Hill Timberframe

Richmond Beach Residence

Maury Island Residence

 

 

 

May 18, 2012 9:50 am

New Pictures of Bramble Iron Timberframe

We recently had the opportunity to photograph the completed project, and the plantings have matured as well. It really nestles into it surroundings nicely – here is a sample, but look at all the rest in our web portfolio.

The entry in the evening light.

The entry in the evening light.

The house nestling in the trees.

The house nestling in the trees.

The loft overlooks the living room, all with the warmth of the wood timber frame.

The loft overlooks the living room, all with the warmth of the wood timberframe.

March 26, 2012 1:31 pm

The Richmond Beach Addition is wrapping up

The interior has been completed and the owners are moving back in. The exterior will be finished up in the coming weeks.

The approach before & after

The approach before & after.

View of the South Elevation

View of the South Elevation.

The entry

The slight curve in the roof accentuates the entry.

Upper Balcony Detail

The beam ends for the balcony have been shaped with a detail appropriate for the period of the home.

The master bathroom is a calm gracious space with a fabulous view from the tub.

The master bathroom is a calm gracious space with a fabulous view of Puget Sound from the tub.