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1212 NE 65th StreetSeattle, WA 98115206.523.1618

In the Works…

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

January 17, 2018 3:42 pm

Award-winning Customer Service!

We’ve been awarded a “Best of Houzz” award from the architecture & design website. We were commended in the Customer Service category, thanks to the consistently high satisfaction (and ratings) from our current and former clients!

Check out our Houzz page for additional project photos not available on our website, information about materials and resources, and inspiration for your own remodeling–or new house–dreams. And thank you to our clients for their kind words about working with us.

January 11, 2018 11:58 am

Maple Creek Deck is finished!

Construction has wrapped up on this cantilevered deck on a steep slope in Maple Creek. Here we see the deck in November, nearly completed and just waiting for installation of the railings.

 

 

 

By mid-December the railings were up and the scaffolding was down. Final details only include restoring the minimally disturbed landscaping around the project. Kudos to Houseworks Construction for minimizing the site disturbance in the environmentally critical areas on such a complex building project.

 

The simplicity of the finished product belies the complexity of the construction.

 

To maintain the character of Anna Williams’ original Pacific Northwest Modern design, the steel beams are inlaid with Douglas fir.

Underneath the house, a clean storage and patio area masks the major amount of foundation work that went into seismically improving the house. Pin piles and new foundations were installed on the southern end of the house not only to support the cantilevered deck, but also to strengthen the house, bringing it up to current codes.

 

One of the programatic requirements for this steep site was a catwalk for easier window washing, visible in this view from below.

Another view from the ravine.

Atop the deck, a custom aluminum and ironwood railing compliments the architecture of the original house. The decking is also made of custom milled ironwood. 

Decorated for the holidays, and now ready for years of enjoyment.

January 5, 2018 3:45 pm

Magnolia Tudor project — in print!

We’re delighted to kick off 2018 by having one of our projects featured in Old House Journal magazine–on the cover, no less! The gracious and extensive (nine pages!) article explores the whole design process of the remodel of this 1924 house overlooking Elliott Bay, including how we devised solutions for thorny problems. Pick up a paper copy today or read the whole article online here.

 

 

 

December 29, 2017 3:14 pm

Home (under construction!) for the Holidays

Even as the holidays come and go, ongoing projects keep rolling along….

At the West Seattle kitchen remodel, Katherine Buker of Buker Bespoke Construction has been installing the cabinets. The homeowners themselves have taken on the task of painting the walls and trim, and they have done a great job matching the quality of the paint job with the high quality of the rest of the construction. Although the kitchen wasn’t entirely finished in time for Christmas, the family enjoyed a cheerful family celebration with minimal cooking. By the time the holidays roll around next year, the new kitchen will have seen lots of use.

December 19, 2017 11:54 am

West Seattle Kitchen – under construction

This kitchen remodel is in a 1925 Prairie-style Sears kit home. The design objective was to make the kitchen blend with the style of the house, leave all the walls in their current configuration, and to salvage what we could. The contractor, Katherine Buker, has completed demolition, framed the altered window openings, and is now overseeing the removal of the radiators and installation of the plumbing and electrical systems.

 

December 8, 2017 4:41 pm

TJP Holiday Gathering

Thank you to all who came to our holiday open house last week! Here are some pictures from the event.

Lani and Ellen greeting guests as they arrive

Our youngest employee, Frances, puts the finishing touches on a new house design.

One of the (many!) construction cranes that surround our office adds a festive glow.

 

November 29, 2017 3:07 pm

The Emerald Park Addition is complete

Work is done on the Emerald Park house! This remodel and addition enlarged the kitchen and added a master suite. A new deck provides easy access to the yard and small covered area. We are already looking forward to getting professional photographs next spring.

The front porch has received new concrete, guard rail and columns. Notice the custom dangling dot on all faces of the columns.

The front porch has received new concrete, guard rail and columns. Notice the custom dangling dot motif on all faces of the columns.

The kitchen has a generous island and efficient traffic flow. The materials and colors were selected with interior Designer Jennifer Randall & Associates.

The kitchen has a generous island and efficient traffic flow. The materials and colors were selected with interior Designer Jennifer Randall & Associates.

The kitchen has a flexible lighting arrangement allowing lighting only the area desired; here the kitchen sink and adjacent counters.

The kitchen has a flexible lighting arrangement that allows users to light certain areas at a time. Here we see the kitchen sink and adjacent counters lit up.

The skylight well is flared to allow the light to spread more evenly. Notice the radiant heat panels and the custom pot rack.

The flared skylight well allows the natural light to spread more evenly throughout the kitchen. Notice the radiant heat panels and the custom pot rack.

The master bath mirror has flattering side lighting and an extra deep medicine cabinet.

The master bath mirror has flattering side lighting and an extra-deep medicine cabinet.

The master shower and tub are in a 'wet room' that is also a stem bath.

The master shower and tub are in a ‘wet room’ that is also a steam bath.

From the yard to the south you can see the solar array on the roof as well as the bay window seat in the master bedroom.

From the yard to the south of the house you can see the solar array on the roof and the bay window seat in the master bedroom.

The covered area of the deck has a built-in bench. Notice that the panel and dot motif in the bench back is inverted on the deck guardrail.

The covered area of the deck has a built-in bench. Notice that the panel-and-dot motif in the bench back is echoed in an inverted form on the deck guardrail.