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Magnolia Loveless Remodel

Seattle architect Arthur Loveless designed this house in 1924. In the 1970s a deck was added that was incompatible with the use of the rooms and the design of the house. We replaced the deck with a smaller timberframe structure which shelters a new patio below. French doors were added at the upper floor study and the dining room below for gracious access to the new outdoor spaces. Our client, an avid gardener, can now easily access the garden from the main floor, and can enjoy the out-of-doors from the upper floor study.

The house was originally designed with a powder room adjacent to the master bedroom dressing room, and a small porch accessed by the master bedroom and the adjacent bedroom. Our client desired a full bath to complete her master suite. We expanded the WC area, borrowing space from an inaccessible closet to create space for a new built-in vanity. We enclosed the arched openings of the porch to create a shower room, and included space and plumbing for a future footed tub. Subway tile and marble hex tile work well with the original style of the house.

Photos © Mike Hipple