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Madison Heights Bungalow Addition

Size, Location

2,090 sq. ft, Seattle, WA
Addition size — approximately 50 sq. ft.

Renovation Brief

Adapt a two-bedroom bungalow with a finished attic to accommodate a retired couple looking to age in place, adding accessibility features and maximizing storage while reclaiming the Craftsman charm of the original 1927 construction.

Features
  • Cantilevered addition converts an existing bedroom to a sunroom, facing the leafy backyard. Large windows and skylights provide a direct connection to the outdoors and fill the room with natural light.
  • Expanded back porch leads to whimsical patio and landscaped yard.
  • New two-car garage includes charging station for an electric vehicle. Garage roof is oriented for photovoltaic solar panels.
  • New two-car garage includes charging station for an electric vehicle. Garage roof is oriented for photovoltaic solar panels.
  • Landscaped front and back yards, by landscape architect David Berleth, incorporate the clients’ collection of millstones and salt bricks.
Aging-in-place Strategies

Electric lifts in front and back make the house accessible to all mobility levels. The kitchen is efficient and easy to navigate. Ample storage in basement and attic eases the transition from a full-size family home, without requiring drastic downsizing.

Photographs by Jim Houston

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