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October 29, 2018 9:41 am

New Portfolio on our Website

We’re pleased to share the portfolio of a recent kitchen remodel we wrapped up earlier this fall. The 1925 house in West Seattle is a Prairie-style Sears kit home. Katherine Buker of Buker Bespoke did the remodeling work, which included tulip-motif cut-outs in the cabinets. Portfolio images by photographer Jim Houston.

You can see the entire portfolio here.

August 22, 2018 9:25 am

The completed Normandy Park Kitchen remodel

This project wrapped up several months ago, but we just now had the opportunity to visit and take a few scouting photographs. The clients are very pleased with the transformation of their kitchen.

You can see images of this as a work in progress here and here.

looking from the entry towards the kitchen.

Looking from the entry towards the kitchen. The island has a heated countertop to take the chill out of cold winter mornings.

Looking from the kitchen towards the dining room and fireplace.

Looking from the kitchen towards the dining room and fireplace.

The island cabinet is stained dark to coordinate with the furniture and the perimeter cabinets are white to keep the bright open look of the original architecture.

The island cabinet is stained dark to coordinate with the furniture, and the perimeter cabinets are white to keep the bright, open look of the original architecture.

July 2, 2018 10:07 am

Laurelhurst Bathroom Remodel is Complete!

Here are a few scouting pictures taken as we identified any last items to be addressed prior to completion (note the pieces of blue tape in the photographs). We will have professional photographs taken this summer.

The new window and half-timbering at the master bath.

The new window and half-timbering at the master bath.

The kids bathroom with a contemporary update has clean modern lines.

The kids’ bathroom was given a contemporary update with clean, modern lines and fun lighting fixtures.

The master bedroom received a built-in dresser and window seat.

The master bedroom now has a built-in dresser and window seat, which enjoys views of the Olympic Mountains to the west.

The master bath a an alcove vanity with two sinks and lots of drawer space.

The master bath includes an alcove vanity with two sinks and lots of drawer space.

The master shower has a rain head wall head and hand shower.

The master shower has a wall-mounted rainfall shower head and handheld shower head.

We re-built the deck roof in an earlier phase.

We rebuilt the deck roof in an earlier phase of this remodel. With a couple of outdoor heaters this expands the living space year-round.

The skylight roof provides lovely light and atmosphere.

The skylight roof provides lovely light and atmosphere for the whole deck area.

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.

 

 

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

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.

September 6, 2017 2:29 pm

Ranger Doug’s World Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration

Ranger Doug’s Enterprises is a graphic production company that reproduces National Parks posters from the Works Progress Administration era, and designs new posters for parks in that same style. We recently helped them update a basic warehouse in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Last week company founder Doug Leen and his team hosted an open house to celebrate the opening of their new world headquarters!

The WPA funded thousands of writers, musicians, and visual artists under the aegis of the Federal Arts Project. The “Fed One,” as it was known, included a poster division that produced more than 2 million posters from 35,000 original designs. The National Park poster program began in 1938, producing designs for 14 parks before being shuttered by the onset of World War II. Because posters were considered ephemera and commonly printed on cheap paper, only approximately 2,000 prints from an estimated 2 million WPA posters remain.

Doug Leen served as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming; in 1971 he discovered a tattered poster for the park in a pile of rubbish–a small event that lead to a twenty-year search for additional designs in the National Park series. Since founding Ranger Doug Enterprises in 1993, Doug and co-artist Brian Maebius have created more than 40 original designs for parks in the style of the original WPA posters.

Today the company sells the original and new designs as posters, postcards, and stickers, which you can browse and purchase here: rangerdoug.com

Here Ranger Doug himself gives a tour of the new shipping and receiving area of the warehouse - nicely organized!

Here Ranger Doug himself gives a tour of the new shipping and receiving area of the warehouse – nicely organized!

The 'Wall of Color' displayed all the posters the make along with some photographs of Ranger Doug's latest road trip across America.

The “Wall of Color” displayed all the posters they make along with some photographs of Ranger Doug’s latest road trip across America.

Ellen Mirro joined in the party and had a tour of the airstream with custom interior.

Our colleague Ellen Mirro joined the party and had a tour of Doug’s much-traveled Airstream trailer with custom interior.

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2017 11:14 am

Another project in Old House Journal

We are pleased to announce that one of our finished remodeling projects will be appearing in the October issue of Old House Journal, as part of a feature on additions. Our project, a remodel and addition for a classic “Seattle Box”-style house in the Washington Park neighborhood, appears on pages 66 and 67 of the magazine, which will be out on newsstands(and online) later in the fall.

You can see more images of the completed project on our portfolio page or on Houzz, and track the progress from demolition to finishing touches on our blog.

Composite image of our project in October's Old House Journal.

Composite image of our project in October’s Old House Journal.

August 24, 2017 8:59 am

Burke Remodel is complete

The extensive Burke remodel and addition has finally been completed! By raising the house almost two feet, the lower floor no longer feels like a basement. The top floor has cathedral ceilings throughout, offering ample headroom while maintaining the classic Craftsman-style gable-end detailing and proportions. With this remodel, the once cramped and disordered residence has become a comfortable, generous, and smoothly functioning home.

Previous updates on this home’s progress can be found here and here.

Raising the house almost two feet and redesigning the entry porch give this home a new street presence.

Raising the house almost two feet and redesigning the entry porch give this home a new street presence.

The custom kitchen cabinets include a ‘magic corner’ and toe kick step stool from Hefele.

The convenient appliance pantry means more counter space on the island.

The breakfast nook opens directly to the deck, which has views of Lake Union and the Cascade Mountains.

This child’s bedroom has cathedral ceilings and lots of natural light. The dark color of the ceiling evokes a night sky.

The master bathroom has a classic feel with dark cabinets, marble counter and basketweave tile floor.

The clean lines of the large shower bring a modern touch to this classic bathroom.

August 7, 2017 4:17 pm

Recently completed Freeland Residence

We recently visited one of our newly completed projects on Whidbey Island: the Freeland Residence. This home is designed to highlight sweeping landscape views and maximize natural light, while providing protection from the rain and harsher summer sun. The house features lots of living space both inside and out; large windows and expansive sliding doors blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Look here to check out our previous post on the Freeland Residence during its construction.

 

The welcoming front entry with an expansive, protecting shed roof.

At one end of the great room is the warm and classy kitchen. The immediately adjacent dining area features a custom fir bookmatched (in which the wood grain of the two halves mirror each other) dining table.

The dining area opens to the outdoor patio via a set of large sliding doors and faces Holmes Harbor.

Located at the other end of the great room, the living area has a concrete tiled gas fireplace with a built-in bench, expansive windows, and lots of natural light.

The master bathroom also enjoys the sweeping view.

The southwest-facing house is laid out in line with the coastal view, with the great room located at its center. The master suite, featuring a private deck and outdoor shower, is located at the southern end.

Located off the great room, a concrete patio with matching concrete bench provides plenty of room for entertaining.

The green siding, dark trim and natural wood elements help the house blend in well with the surrounding landscape. Solar panels on the garage roof are optimally oriented for power generation.

Afternoon sun streaming through the windows makes the interior a warm and inviting space to relax.