The Johnson Partnership The Johnson Partnership The Johnson Partnership The Johnson Partnership The Johnson Partnership The Johnson Partnership
The Johnson Partnership
The Johnson Partnership
The Johnson Partnership
The Johnson Partnership
1212 NE 65th StreetSeattle, WA 98115206.523.1618

In the Works…

April 19, 2018 11:12 am

The addition takes shape at the Madison Heights bungalow

The addition and the garage have been framed, and the new roof is almost complete. The house is nearly ready for skylights and windows.

The owners in silhouette in front of the addition, standing on the future raised bed garden.

The owners in silhouette in front of the addition, standing on the future raised bed garden.

The garage slab will be poured soon with the parking pad next.

The garage slab will be poured soon with the parking pad next.

This bio-retention facility will collect the rainwater from the addition and garage and then slowly discharge to the alley.

This bio-retention facility will collect the rainwater from the addition and garage and then slowly discharge to the alley.

The garage has been framed.

New roof!

April 12, 2018 10:15 am

Laurelhurst Master Bath construction progresses

We took a recent site visit to the Laurelhurst remodel. As the master bathroom remodel construction proceeds, the other upstairs bathroom is also being upgraded and most of the old single-pane wooden windows (which either had rot or were no longer functional) are being replaced with aluminum-clad, double-paned windows.

Framing is complete and plumbing, mechanical and electrical are 'roughed-in'.

Framing is complete and plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems have been “roughed in.”

The window locations are framed and ready for windows.

The window locations are framed and ready for windows.

April 4, 2018 10:18 am

Madison Heights Bungalow Addition: Framing Continues

Today we’re checking in on the remodel on the eastern side of Capitol Hill. In addition to updated fixtures and finishings, this 1925 bungalow is getting a new sunroom, bathroom, storage space, and garage. As the concrete work nears completion, framing begins. Next up: adding the utility systems.

The garage foundations and retaining walls are complete. The area with the black waterproofing will be the City required non-infiltrating bio-retention pond...

The garage foundations and retaining walls are complete. The area with the black waterproofing (center front of the picture) will be a non-infiltrating bioretention pond. A bioretention space is required by the city to manage stormwater runoff and reduce soil erosion.

The salvaged walnut boards will be used as exposed collar ties for the cathedral ceilings.

The salvaged walnut boards will be used as exposed collar ties for the cathedral ceilings.

The attic has been stripped to the studs and is now ready for collar ties and insulation.

The attic has been stripped to the studs and is now ready for collar ties and insulation.

March 23, 2018 10:28 am

Laurelhurst Master Bath is Progressing

Today we’re checking in on one of our remodeling projects: for a Tudor-style house in Laurelhurst. Two years ago we renovated the kitchen and dining room for this family, and now we’re creating a new master bath and updating the kids’ bathroom. The master bath will have a new layout, an additional window and vanity, and a separate shower and tub. The kids’ bathroom will retain the original cast iron tub and get a new sink, toilet, and updated finishings.

In what will be the master bath, the initial plumbing and electrical systems are nearly complete. Next up are the windows, insulation, and drywall.

A new window will be installed in this corner for the soaking tub to enjoy the view.

The new window will be placed so that one can enjoy the view while soaking in the bathtub.

The space we are remodeling was an addition in the 1970s. Once we opened the walls we could see the original half timbered siding.

The space we are remodeling was an addition from the 1970s. Once we opened the walls we could see the original half-timbered siding.

A temporary exterior stair was constructed to keep construction traffic out of the home throughout the project.

A temporary exterior stair was constructed to keep construction traffic out of the home throughout the project.

 

You can read more about the family’s kitchen renovation here.

March 6, 2018 4:45 pm

Ready for more concrete

March came in like a lion, but work on the remodel in Madison Heights continues apace in spite of the rain and the mud. The addition to this 1925 bungalow is taking shape as the concrete work nears completion and the framing gets underway.

Audrey, our newest employee, braves the mud to observe the construction.

Audrey, our newest employee, braves the mud to observe the construction.

Framing up the cantilevered portion of the addition.

Framing up the cantilevered portion of the addition.

Removing the last of the old insulation in preparation for installing the glum beam that will support the roof of the addition.

Removing the last of the old insulation in preparation for installing the Glu-lam beam that will support the roof of the addition.

The formwork for the garage foundation is ready for concrete.

The formwork for the garage foundation is ready for concrete.

As the framer demonstrates the strength of the cantilever, Ellen avoids the mud as best she can.

As the framer demonstrates the strength of the cantilever, Ellen avoids the mud as best she can.

February 26, 2018 1:10 pm

New Portfolio is Live

The portfolio for one of our long-standing remodel projects, a single-family Craftsman-style home, is now up on our website. This three–and counting!–phase master plan has been in the works for more than five years, and since 2013 we’ve added a family room and guest suite, rehabilitated a basement speakeasy, updated the laundry room, and most recently renovated the kitchen. See all the images here.

You can see work-in-progress images from the various project phases here, here, and here.

 

 

February 22, 2018 5:45 pm

Snow Day at Stillidale

Today Larry is working on some projects at Stillidale–his “cabinette” on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. He sent us these pictures of the snowy, sunny day:

The cabin, viewed from the riverbank.

Whitehorse Mountain looms to the east.

The rain chain has become an icicle chain!

Woodland creatures (rabbits?) come and go.

Another view of the mountain.

 

February 15, 2018 11:26 am

Construction has begun on the Madison Heights Bungalow Addition

We’ve recently begun a new remodel on the eastern side of Capitol Hill. This bungalow cottage from 1925 will be getting a a generous sunroom, new bathroom, additional storage, and a detached garage. An expanded basement will support a cantilevered sitting room.¬†One of the primary objectives is to create an accessible main floor to ensure that the clients can the house well into their golden years. Accessible features will include a new, large bathroom and chairlifts at the grade changes.

The remodel is off to a muddy start–often the case in Seattle in February!

Here on the West facing side will be the new sitting room.

The new sitting room will be here on the west-facing side of the house.

Surprisingly for a house of this vintage, the footing under the chimney was substantial.

Substantial footing like this under the chimney is surprising for a house of this vintage.

The excavated crawl space will be surrounded by a concrete bench for added storage.

The excavated crawl space will be surrounded by a concrete bench for added storage.

February 7, 2018 1:08 pm

A Flock of Cranes

If you’ve been anywhere near the Roosevelt District lately, you might get the sense that the neighborhood is one big construction site. Sound Transit light rail is expected to be up and running at Roosevelt Station in 2021, which largely accounts for the boom in new mixed-use, multi-unit dwellings currently underway. Here’s a brief tour of construction sites located within a block of our office.

The garden behind our office includes Alaskan cedar trees, a heritage yew, and rhododendron bushes, offering a respite from the construction hubbub.

 

Construction on the Sound Transit Roosevelt Station site continues. The station is slated to be completed and open for service in 2021.

 

This lot at the northwestern intersection of NE 65th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE has been vacant for years. Plans are underway to put a four-story building containing 37 apartments and restaurant space at street level.

Roosevelt High School can be glimpsed amidst construction of the seven-story, 201-unit apartment building located directly north of our office.

Looking south from the Roosevelt High School athletic field. Our office is nestled on the other side of the stand of trees visible in the center here. The trees shield us from the view–if not from the noise.

At the western edge of the block, construction is underway on a six-story, 55-unit apartment and retail building.

Even inside our office, the building activity asserts itself: a crane counterbalance looms above the skylight.


January 19, 2018 3:34 pm

New Portfolios: Wallingford remodel & a new home on Whidbey Island

New portfolios our website feature two recently-completed projects, both of which have appeared here as works in progress.

The Freeland residence is a new, contemporary-style home on Whidbey Island. The house features a bright and open great room, solar panels on the garage roof, a poured concrete patio, and stunning views of Holmes Harbor to the southwest. You can read more about the evolution of the project here, here, and here, and see the completed portfolio here.

Freeland Residence, photo by Mike Hipple

 

The Burke Addition project is a remodel of a Craftsman-style house in Wallingford. The house was raised two feet and got an updated kitchen, new bathrooms, and a mud room. View the full portfolio here. Previous blog posts on the project can be found here and here.

Burke Addition, photo by Jim Houston