We remodeled this classic Pacific Northwest 1962 mid-century home, designed by Anna Williams, over the course of seven years and four phases. The unifying objective of all phases has been to maintain the spirit of Williams' vision while maximizing the home's beauty and functionality for the owner.
In the first phase we remodeled the kitchen, using contemporary materials and appliances that paid visual homage to the mid-century design. Features include custom-stained bamboo cabinets, cork floors, quartz composite countertops, and a walnut tabletop. Custom elements include a glass art backsplash, center table, and home office.
In the second phase we remodeled both bathrooms. The nearly identical bathrooms both feature custom floating vanity tops, wall-hung toilets, and thin-slab porcelain shower walls.
In the third phase we oversaw the repair and rehabilitation of the deck leading to the main entry and the side deck off the master bedroom. During this phase we designed a custom aluminum and ironwood railing. The existing decking was replaced with ironwood that had been custom milled to match the dimensions of the original fir decking.
The fourth phase was the construction of a deck off the living room that cantilevers over the ravine. The deck's visual simplicity belies the complexity of its engineering and construction, built as it was on a steep slope in an environmentally critical area. Beneath the house, a storage and patio area masks the amount of work that went into seismic improvements, including pin piles and new foundations.