Interior Remodel, Seattle, Washington
Remodel Design Brief
We renovated this beautiful 1924 Tudor-style home overlooking Elliott Bay in Magnolia for a more contemporary living style. Our clients wanted to preserve original details and take full advantage of the stunning view while updating the house.
- Due to a previous remodel, the kitchen was blocked from a water view by a butler’s pantry and breakfast nook. We added three feet to the northern side of the building and combined the three rooms to allow for a large kitchen with an island, views to the west, and light from the east.
- We added sparkle and drama to the main floor powder room, while hex tile floors and a subway tile wainscot punctuate the more traditional second-floor bath. A full soaking tub and twin pedestal sinks complete the master bath, and a new shower and coordinating tile was added to the third-floor bath to complement fixtures from a 1950s remodel.
- The library was reconfigured, removing two doors while adding built-in bookshelves, a Craftsman-style wallpaper frieze, and a custom fireplace mantle preserving the original tile fireplace. The master suite sitting room has a new wallpaper frieze and retains its original fireplace. The attic rooms were updated to match the quality of the rest of the house. Finally, a whimsical forced perspective hallway gives the impression of additional length in the second floor hall.
Photographs by Jim Houston