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December 4, 2018 4:24 pm

Finishing up the Madison Heights Bungalow Project

The last windows have been installed, the plumbing is functional, and the final inspection has been conducted! The contractor is finishing a few last items before the client moves in.

The front of the house is ready for spring with fresh new plantings.

The front of the house is ready for spring with fresh new plantings.

A raised bed planter in the back yard provides easy plant access, a universal design feature.

A raised bed planter, a feature of universal design, provides easy access to gardening space and a view of a tree in the backyard.

The clients provided numerous antique mill stones for a casual path to the side yard.

The clients provided numerous antique millstones for a casual and whimsical path to the side yard.

This has to be the smallest kitchen we have ever designed. It consists of what you see here and a 24" refrigerator off to the right!

This has to be the smallest kitchen we have ever designed. It consists of what you see here plus a 24-inch refrigerator off to the right!

November 12, 2018 9:29 am

Madison Heights Bungalow Addition & Remodel Nears Completion

Completion is in sight for this addition and remodel on the eastern side of Capitol Hill. The owners will be moving boxes and furniture in anticipation of being granted occupancy in the next couple weeks. All the heavy floor protection shown in the pictures below has since been removed. This will likely be the last installment of progress photos until the clients are fully moved in and the house is furnished and occupied.

The sunroom always seems to have great light; and once the yard gets established it will have a lovely garden right outside the window.

The sunroom always has great light. Once the yard is established there will be a lovely garden right outside the window.

The bathroom wainscot has been installed and the curb-less shower will have its glass door soon.

The bathroom wainscot has been installed, and a glass door will soon be added to the curbless shower.

The back porch and stair are an extension of the line of the sunroom cantilever.

The back porch and stair are an extension of the line of the sunroom cantilever.

The original single brackets at the front door have been doubled to add emphasis to the entry.

The original single brackets at the front door have been doubled to add emphasis to the entry.

September 7, 2018 11:19 am

Filling the Madison Heights Bungalow Addition with Light

With drywall complete and painting underway, this remodel and addition are ready for trim and cabinets. The whole space is coming together rapidly.

the original cove ceiling has been repaired and all new lighting and speakers installed.

The original cove ceiling has been repaired, and all-new lighting and speakers installed.

The skylight and cathedral ceiling in the bathroom create a dramatic space.

The skylight and cathedral ceiling in the bathroom create a dramatic space.

The pyramidal skylight well in the kitchen will help define the space while reducing the need for artificial light.

The pyramidal skylight well in the kitchen will help define the space while reducing the need for artificial light.

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.

August 9, 2018 10:52 am

Madison Heights Bungalow: Pre-Drywall & Post-Drywall

Today we’re catching up on all the recent progress at the Madison Heights Bungalow project on the eastern side of Capitol Hill. After the house systems (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC) were roughed in, we photographed every wall and ceiling. This makes any future modifications or troubleshooting easier down the line: like taking pre-emptive X-rays!

A wall in the kitchen prior to drywall.

A wall in the kitchen prior to drywall.

a portion of the basement ceiling showing the amount of systems that are within a ceiling.

This portion of the basement ceiling reveals just how many systems are contained within.

The back porch ready for siding and handrails.

The back porch is ready for siding and handrails.

Just a few brackets under the cantilevered portion of the addition.

Just a few (!) brackets supporting the cantilevered portion of the sunroom. These provide a nice visual reference to the brackets on the front of the house.

 

 

Once the documentation was complete, we proceeded with installing the drywall. Meanwhile, the carpenters move to the exterior to work on the porches and siding.

The sunroom is already exhibiting great daylighting, as planned.

The sunroom is already exhibiting great daylighting, as planned. The skylights have integral blinds that will keep out the heat when needed.

With the drywall in the upper floor the recycled walnut beams are nicely highlighted.

The upper floor showcases the recycled walnut beams and exposed brick chimney.

The basement is dedicated to climate controlled storage.

The basement is dedicated to climate-controlled storage.

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.

May 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Spring Bonsai Show at the Pacific Bonsai Museum

This past weekend, Howard participated in the Puget Sound Bonsai Association’s Spring Show. Two of his trees and several companion plants were included in the show, along with a set of custom shelves he designed. The  diagonal bracing is intended to represent the mountainous areas of Japan–Bonsai’s native land and aesthetic inspiration. The shelves were welded by a long time friend and metal worker Don Hennick, and the stone slab shelving was provided by Ellen here at our office.

You can read more about the Pacific Bonsai Museum here.

Custom shelves for Bonsai display.

Custom shelves for Bonsai display.

May 4, 2018 10:24 am

Spring at the Madison Heights bungalow

With the framing nearly complete the systems are being installed with insulation and finishes to follow.

Windows and skylights bring our wonderful NW sunshine!

Windows and skylights flooded with springtime sunshine!

The roof is on the garage.

The garage roof is finished. 

 

The back porch is framed. The stairs will be next.

The back porch is framed, and the stairs will be next.

The skylight well will bring natural light deep into the kitchen.

The skylight well will bring natural light deep into the kitchen.

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.

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.