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 balcony cantilevers out from the house for Lake Washington views.
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.
This added balcony provides expansive views to Lake Washington.
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
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
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
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 house nestling in the trees.
The loft overlooks the living room, all with the warmth of the wood timberframe.
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.
View of the South Elevation.
The slight curve in the roof accentuates the entry.
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 of Puget Sound from the tub.
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.
These are the latest photos from one of our projects located in the Denny Blaine neighborhood in Seattle. The clients wanted to add an L-shaped balcony to the second floor of their Tudor style home.
Their requirements were that there couldn’t be any columns to support the balcony from below, the Sun Room located on the main floor of the house couldn’t be disturbed, and they wanted access to the balcony from their Master Bedroom.
Working with structural engineer Gary MacKenzie at Swenson Say Faget, we designed a solution that used a steel frame that would support the new balcony and have minimal impact on the interior of the house. The steel beams are covered so that the final balcony looks appropriate to the original Tudor style house.
Detail of the underside of the new balcony. The brackets are decorative only.
Close up of the new brackets.
In addition to the balcony, we're also replacing the windows in the upstairs Master Bedroom, one of which becomes a pair of doors
A little snow really dresses up the place as interior and exterior trim work is finished in preparation for interior painting.
Richmond Beach Remodel in the snow.
WIndows, siding, and drywall are in! Finishes are starting to be installed.
With the siding on, it is starting to look finished on the exterior.
There is a barrel vault at the front door.