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Whether your home is modern or historic, we are uniquely qualified to transform it to meet your current and future needs. Leveraging our extensive knowledge of architectural and design history, we’ll apply innovative design solutions to your existing space. Concentrating on use, proportion, and perspective, we’ll establish a relationship between what is familiar and what’s possible, to help a new space immediately feel like home. While making the most of your home’s potential, we’ll employ energy-efficient and sustainable practices whenever possible.

BLUE RIDGE TUDOR REMODEL

REMODEL & ADDITION This remodel of a 1936 Shingle-style Tudor home in the Blue Ridge neighborhood focused on improving natural light, spaciousness, maximizing views, and improving the inside-outside connection. We enclosed an 84-square-foot porch with full-height windows and French doors connecting the now-expanded living room to an existing deck. A new covered porch at the side entry incorporates wooden latticework referencing original details of the front entry. In the main suite we raised the ceiling, and added a prow window with window seat, windows, offering a peekaboo view of Puget Sound. New closets flank the entry to the en suite bath, which includes carerra marble at the vanity, shower walls, and floors with a herringbone tile inset.

Photos © Jim Houston

MADISON HEIGHTS BUNGALOW

REMODEL & ADDITION 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

Photos © Jim Houston

EDUCATION HILL

REMODEL & SMALL ADDITIONS Update a 1968 split-level home in Redmond, paying special attention to craft and authenticity. In Phase I we renovated the kitchen, dining room, living room, and front entry; subsequent phases of the master plan will include a new main suite and a home office. Kitchen We converted the kitchen into a bright space with easy circulation and loads of storage. The new kitchen island includes drawers that open from either side and a Caesarstone countertop. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets conceal a refrigerator and pantry space. The new window and two skylights flood the space with light. Dining Room The updated dining room is also full of light, thanks to another skylight and a sliding door leading to the deck. Cork flooring and fiber-textured wallpaper, hand-picked by the client, give the room an earthy, natural feel. Living Room We bumped out a portion of the front façade to enlarge the space. The client’s father built the custom cabinets that provide additional storage and hide a bar refrigerator. With wide, open doorways and coordinated flooring, there is a gracious, spacious flow from room to room. Entry Hall A coat closet with sliding doors and a built-in bench provide storage and ease in getting in and out of the house. The easy-to-clean linoleum flooring matches that of the kitchen. A new front door and porch refreshes the entire house.

Photos © Jim Houston

UNION CITY 

ADDITION We created a small, sensitive addition to a 1938 split-level home designed by Seattle architect William Bain (the first “B” in renowned firm NBBJ). The project added a new bedroom suite on the main floor, a change that will make it easier for the owner to age at home. The fully accessible bathroom includes a curbless shower, shower seat, grab bars, and laundry facilities. The new library/guest room/office includes full-height windows that look out to the shady, tree-full back yard.

Photographs © Howard L. Miller, Studio TJP

MAPLE CREEK PHASED

PHASED REMODEL: KITCHEN, BATHROOMS & DECKS We remodeled this classic Pacific Northwest 1962 mid-century home, designed by Anna Williams, in four phases over a seven-year period. The objective for all phases was to maintain the spirit of Williams’ vision while maximizing the home’s beauty and functionality for our client to be able to age in place. Phase 1 – Mid-century Modern Kitchen Remodel Contemporary materials and appliances pay homage to the original mid-century design. Features include custom-stained bamboo cabinets, cork floors, quartz composite countertops, a walnut tabletop and custom glass art backsplash designed by the client’s sister, center table, and home office. Phase 2 – Bathroom Remodel x 2 The nearly identical layouts feature custom floating vanity tops, wall-hung toilets, and thin-slab porcelain shower walls. Accessibility features include roll-in showers and multiple grab bar configurations. A laundry chute connects to each bathroom. Phase 3 – Deck Repair & Rehabilitation The decks leading to the main entry and the master bedroom needed replacement. We designed a custom aluminum and ironwood railing and replaced the existing decking with ironwood, custom milled to match the dimensions of the original fir decking. Phase 4 – Deck Replacement & Seismic Upgrade The existing deck was in poor structural condition and the mid-century engineering was impossible to replicate while meeting contemporary codes. In order to maintain the slender proportions of the supports, steel was chosen for the cantilever instead of wood. The deck’s visual simplicity belies the complexity of its engineering and construction, cantilevered over a ravine whose steep slope was also an environmentally critical area. Beneath the house, a storage and patio area camouflage the necessary seismic improvements, which included pin piles and new foundations. Photographs by Jim Houston

Photos © Jim Houston

MAGNOLIA

REMODEL & ADDITION We renovated this beautiful 1924 Tudor-style home overlooking Elliott Bay in Magnolia for a more contemporary living style. Our clients wanted to preserve original details and take full advantage of the stunning view while updating the house. Kitchen Due to a previous remodel, the kitchen was blocked from a water view by a butler’s pantry and breakfast nook. We added three feet to the northern side of the building and combined the three rooms to allow for a large kitchen with an island, views to the west, and light from the east. Four Bathrooms We added sparkle and drama to the main floor powder room, while hex tile floors and a subway tile wainscot punctuate the more traditional second-floor bath. A full soaking tub and twin pedestal sinks complete the master bath, and a new shower and coordinating tile was added to the third-floor bath to complement fixtures from a 1950s remodel. And more The library was reconfigured, removing two doors while adding built-in bookshelves, a Craftsman-style wallpaper frieze, and a custom fireplace mantle preserving the original tile fireplace. The master suite sitting room has a new wallpaper frieze and retains its original fireplace. The attic rooms were updated to match the quality of the rest of the house. Finally, a whimsical forced perspective hallway gives the impression of additional length in the second floor hall. Featured in: Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/merry-magnificence-will-be-on-display-at-the-magnolia-holiday-home-tour/ Photographs by Jim Houston

Photos © Jim Houston

EMERALD PARK

REMODEL, PORCH & DECK For this remodel and addition to a Craftsman-style home in the Green Lake neighborhood, we enlarged the kitchen, added a master suite and back deck, and rebuilt the front porch. The kitchen now has a spacious island with room for efficient traffic flow, and a flexible lighting arrangement that allows users to light specific areas as needed. The flared skylight well allows the natural light to spread more evenly throughout the kitchen. The window seat will also serve as seating for the kitchen table. Interior designer Jennifer Randall & Associates was involved throughout the design process. The master bedroom has a bay window looking out to the back yard–the perfect place to curl up with a book. In the new master bath, the vanity mirror has flattering side lighting and an extra-deep medicine cabinet. The shower and tub are in a “wet room” that also serves as a steam bath. We updated the front porch with new concrete, columns, and guard rails. A new back deck provides easy access to the yard and small covered area with a built-in bench. Underneath the deck, dry storage space is screened from view.

Photos © Mike Hipple

VILLA LUNA

REMODEL A contemporary remodel of the main floor of a mid-century modern home in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood. We created an open floor plan by opening the kitchen to the lake view and dining room. The master bath was transformed into a contemporary bathroom that has a a clean spa-like atmosphere and includes accessible design features. The outdated fixtures and color scheme of the guest bath were changed to have a modern, luxury feel. Master bath featured in: Fine Homebuilding: Kitchens & Baths, Issue 271, Winter 2017, “A Family Affair,” by Steve Campbell, pp. 72-73.

Photos © Mike Hipple, Steve Campbell, Katherine Buker, Howard L. Miller

LAURELHURST

KITCHEN+, BATHROOMS & BUILT-INS, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Remodel Design Brief Our clients wanted to open up the kitchen–making it larger and improving the layout–while taking take advantage of the western-facing views. We proposed a small addition, shifting the kitchen south, alongside the dining room. A second phase updated the master and kids’ bathrooms. Phase 1 – Kitchen Remodel Calling this a kitchen remodel is a little misleading. We took advantage of opportunities to rearrange the entry sequence to the house, installing a mini-mudroom-type closet in the entry and forging a better connection between the dining room and living room. Enlarging the dining room made space for casual family gatherings near an existing fireplace. The kitchen addition enabled a new layout, allowing the kitchen and dining room to share fabulous western views without compromising dining room’s original view. Using the former kitchen space, we created a pantry, a media equipment closet, and a home office behind a sliding frosted glass door. And the client also has an amazing new kitchen. Phase 2 – Guest Bedroom Suite & Deck Roof Replacement Remodels We converted a den, mudroom, and small bath to a guest bedroom suite. A rotting, nearly flat, glazed trellis-style deck roof with a more period-appropriate glazed sloped deck roof. Phase 3 – Master & Children’s Bath Remodels We made both bathrooms brighter and more functional. Master bath additions include an alcove vanity, large soaking tub, and walk-in shower with bench and rainfall shower head. We added a built-in dresser and window seat with views of the Olympic Mountains to the west in the master bedroom. The kids’ bathroom now has clean, modern lines and fun lighting fixtures. We selected a new, narrower vanity and wall-mounted faucets to open up more floor space for the bathroom. Featured in Fine Homebuilding: Kitchens & Baths, Issue 263, Winter 2016, “A Kitchen Connected,” by Howard Miller, pp. 38-41. Photographs by Jim Houston

Photos © Jim Houston

MADRONA MASTER PLAN

PHASED REMODEL & ADDITION Between 2013 and 2020, served as architects for a four phase remodel on a house in Madrona originally built in 1922. The house has been remodeled to adapt to a modern lifestyle while preserving the Craftsman character of the house. Each phase brings more space and ease for a busy and growing family. The basement was remodeled in two easy phases. For the first we created a family room and rehabilitated an original, historic speakeasy. The new family room accommodates everyone with play space, media equipment, and a new gas fireplace that keeps it warm through the winter. The speakeasy is now both a conversation piece and a functional bar that works perfectly for parties. In the second phase we renovated the laundry room and created a guest suite, including three-quarter bathroom. The laundry room includes cabinet storage, a farmhouse sink, and a window looking out to the back yard, making it a remarkably pleasant space to do laundry. In the third phase we tackled the kitchen. Our primary objective was to design a kitchen to accommodate our clients’ children—a space that will weather the toddler years and remain functional and inviting through their teenage years. A breakfast nook, top-quality stove, and lots of storage space for cooking gear and pantry supplies make the space user-friendly for both parents and children. A huge kitchen island includes additional storage, a second oven, and bar stools for socializing or doing homework. The fourth phase included the addition of a dormer to house a primary bathroom, creting an ensuite. Laundry was added in the upstairs hall, and a bathtub added in the kids bathroom.

Photos © Jim Houston, Mike Hipple

WALNUT AVENUE KITCHEN

This kitchen remodel is in a 1925 Prairie-style Sears kit home. The design objectives were to make the kitchen match the style of the house, leave all walls in their existing configuration, and salvage what we could for re-use. Photographs by Jim Houston

Photos © Jim Houston

MAGNOLIA LOVELESS

REMODEL & DECK Seattle architect Arthur Loveless designed this house in 1924. In the 1970s a deck was added that was incompatible with the use of the rooms and the design of the house. We replaced the deck with a smaller timberframe structure which shelters a new patio below. French doors were added at the upper floor study and the dining room below for gracious access to the new outdoor spaces. Our client, an avid gardener, can now easily access the garden from the main floor, and can enjoy the out-of-doors from the upper floor study. The house was originally designed with a powder room adjacent to the master bedroom dressing room, and a small porch accessed by the master bedroom and the adjacent bedroom. Our client desired a full bath to complete her master suite. We expanded the WC area, borrowing space from an inaccessible closet to create space for a new built-in vanity. We enclosed the arched openings of the porch to create a shower room, and included space and plumbing for a future footed tub. Subway tile and marble hex tile work well with the original style of the house. Photos © Mike Hipple

Photos © Mike Hipple

BURKE ADDITION

REMODEL & ADDITION To update and refresh this Craftsman-style family home–while maintaining the original look and feel within its neighborhood of Wallingford–we began by raising the house two feet from the ground. As a result, the lower floor no longer felt like a basement, but like an integrated part of the living space. The top floor now has cathedral ceilings throughout, which offers ample headroom while maintaining the Craftsman-style gable-end detailing and proportions. The kitchen was updated with a long marble-top island, a cabinet for appliances, and other storage solutions. A dining area in the kitchen opens directly to the deck, with views of Lake Union and the Cascade Mountains. The formerly cramped and disordered residence has become a comfortable, generous, and smoothly functioning home.

Photos © Jim Houston

RICHMOND BEACH

REMODEL With a few key changes, this home is now much better suited to its incredible location. By extending the western porch along the southern side of the house and adding an entry vestibule, we established a clear entry and a relationship to the yard, which had previously been much more isolated from the house. The upper floor was extended about six feet along the southern side to accommodate an additional bedroom, while a bay window in the master bathroom allowed for a soaking tub with a view and a fully functional walk-in closet. With these seemingly simple moves, this home has become more comfortable and engaging.

Photos © Howard L. Miller

LOYAL HEIGHTS ADDITION

PORCH ADDITION For this house on a double lot, the clients came to us requesting better access to the beautiful garden they had cultivated on the south side of their home. We removed a side porch that blocked the view of the garden, replacing it with a sun room with a cathedral ceiling. The new configuration shifts the space to the west, affording the kitchen a view of the garden. A gracious stair leads from the generous trellis-covered porch to the garden. The porch is accessed from either the sun room or the dining room. The heaters in the trellis extend the use of the porch from early spring into late fall. The roof was extended westward with a curved roof emulating the front porch. The roof covers a basement access stair and a small back porch off the sunroom. A skylight brings daylight into the window of the breakfast nook. A small powder room on the second floor was enlarged just enough to add a shower, providing needed functionality for the two bedrooms adjacent to it. The remodel added a great deal of livability and ease to the home, while the addition and porch compliment and enhance the original style of the house.

Photos © Howard L. Miller, Studio TJP

HORSEHEAD BAY CABIN

REMODEL, ADDITION & GARAGE This project transformed a vacation cabin into a primary residence. Prior to our involvement, the cabin was lifted onto a new foundation. We retained the historic features of this rustic 1920s cabin, including a large stone fireplace, interior board and batten wainscoting, and fanciful rosemaling. We added three dormers to enlarge existing bedrooms and create an upstairs bathroom. We opened up and enlarged the tiny cabin kitchen to create a spacious open kitchen, and added a covered entry leading to the garage and southern patio. We also finished the basement, which functions as a family room and guest quarters. A three-car garage was carved into the hillside, with a guest suite above. To keep the scale down, the gable roof is off-center, with a shed dormer facing the entry. All of this transformed the cabin into a home with an open and integral relationship to its beautiful waterfront site.

Photos © Lani Johnson, Howard L. Miller

EVERGREEN POINT

REMODEL For this project we worked closely with the owners and interior designer Jennifer Randall Associates to create a stunning remodel. In the kitchen we incorporated a large table-height island, giving the room an expansive open feeling. We added three feet across the entire west side of the kitchen which opens to the view with a bank of windows. On the southern side features a refrigerator, double oven, slide-out storage, appliance garage, baking niche, and a full-height cabinet to maximize storage. On the room’s northern side, a telescoping three-panel sliding glass door provides generous access to the deck and pool beyond. The living room and dining room were also completely refinished with new floors, lighting, wall colors, and a beautiful sliding door between the kitchen and dining rooms. The adjacent hall and stair were updated, along with the laundry room on the lower floor. The improved functionality and updated look of the remodel enhances this family’s home.

Photos © Mike Hipple, Howard L. Miller

AMBLESIDE

REMODEL & ADDITION This house, one of the Windermere neighborhood’s heritage homes, was designed in 1928 by notable Seattle architect Arthur Loveless. Originally designed in the English Tudor style, previous remodels had obscured the original character of the house. Restoring its original spirit became a major goal in this extensive renovation and remodel. The completed project scope included a generous new kitchen, a guest room, family room, master suite, pool, and a detached three-car garage.

Photos © Andrew Buchanan, Howard L. Miller

WASHINGTON PARK

REMODEL & ADDITION This classic Seattle Box-style home had been remodeled with a stylistically disparate addition on the back, a compromised second floor layout, and too much space allocated to circulation. By filling in a corner on the upper floor and re-configuring the hall, we were able to increase room sizes, decrease hall lengths and add a master bathroom. The second floor now has a master suite, guest suite, two additional bedrooms, and a bathroom and laundry room. The original operable transom windows above the bedroom doors were reconditioned with new hardware, allowing natural stack ventilation in the summer, and the added benefit of being able to see if the kids have turned out their lights when they are supposed to. We salvaged and reused the eave details, and matched the window styles and other details on the home. This approach kept the internal structural changes to a minimum, added the necessary space for a master suite, and visually completed the form of the home. On the main floor an earlier contemporary-style addition was altered just enough to blend with the style of the main house while also reconfiguring and updating the kitchen. Relocating the door to the porch and removing the wall between the living room and sunroom improved the house’s functionality.

Photos © Howard L. Miller

WALLINGFORD

ADDITION For this home in the Wallingford neighborhood, we remodeled the bathroom and added a dormer study. These were part of a limited-scope project along with other minor modifications and new finishes in other parts of the house. The bath was designed as a shared space to accommodate the family as the children grow up and leave the nest. The bath was enlarged by a few feet and rearranged to function better. Materials and colors evoke a sunny home spa with a relaxed private atmosphere. The study addition doubles as a guest room by incorporating a fold-out bed. The southeastern corner window captures sunlight and provides a view of Mount Rainier.

Photos © Mike Hipple

UNIVERSITY LAKESHORE

REMODEL We completed the first phase of a planned two-phase project on the shores of Lake Washington. We reworked the entire interior, updating the layout and upgrading the finishes, windows, and stairs. Phase two will focus on the exterior.

Photos © Howard L. Miller

POINT ROBERTS

REMODEL & ADDITION This project in Point Roberts, WA included a major remodel and addition. We added a porch, dormer, and brackets to the exterior to bring the scale down and create a more welcoming atmosphere. The paired gable addition on the back side accommodates a dining room and master bedroom. The movie illustrates the extent of the remodel.

Photos © Howard L. Miller

55th STREET KITCHEN

We replaced the previous small kitchen with a kitchen that is inviting and easy to cook in. The room is now now the heart of the home, where the owner prefers to spend most of his time. We completely reconfigured the kitchen, adding twenty square feet in a bay and moving a wall to combine the previously cramped breakfast and kitchen areas into one space. The materials for this kitchen were carefully selected for indoor air quality and to minimize environmental impact. All of the cabinetry, paints and sealants are low- or no-VOC products. The Paperstone countertops are made from recycled paper and a water-based, petroleum-free resin. The butcher-block peninsula counter is fabricated from windfall lumber. The water-based adhesives for the linoleum have no solvents, no VOCs, and little or no odor. All of the appliances are Energy Star-rated. The contractor took care to reuse on-site material wherever possible.

Photos © Mike Hipple

MONTLAKE

PHASED ADDITION & REMODEL This two-phase project, spanning more than five years, reconfigured a Craftsman-style house in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood and added a second floor. In phase one the ground floor was completely reconfigured. This included lowering the garage to create a patio, forging a positive connection to the back yard and the Ship Canal beyond. Two main-floor bedrooms were re-purposed as the kitchen and family room, while the original kitchen became the guest bedroom. The bathroom remained in its original location with updated fixtures and finishes. We turned the stair to the upper floor, so that it now lands in the family room rather than the dining room. Five years later we moved ahead with phase two. We added a front porch and an upper floor with three bedrooms, a bath, and a master suite. Custom brackets, tapered porch columns, and a curved porch beam exemplify the level of detail and craft involved in this project. The expanded front porch and additional space make this house ideal for family life. The master bathroom uses an updated tile scheme based on the historic “sanitary white” schemes of the 1920s. Natural fir cabinetry warms the space, providing a Northwest feel. The bathroom includes a soaking pedestal tub, walk-in shower, double sink vanity, and heated floors. The space feels generous due to space-saving designs, semi-encast.

Photos © Howard L. Miller, Lani Doely,

Mike Hipple

MAGNOLIA PARK

REMODEL & ADDITION This project includes a front entry addition, bathroom remodel, and finished basement. The entry provides a place to sit comfortably and remove your shoes while enjoying the view of the Olympic Mountains to the west. The added trellis, entry doors, and patio doors create a graceful transition between the interior and exterior spaces. The clients desired a contemporary bathroom that still relates to the 1930s Tudor house. The basement was also fully refurbished to create a guest room, library, laundry, and bathroom. Recently we opened a small bedroom to a portion of the attic and converted the space to an art studio. Featured in: Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, September, 2003, pp. 79-80: “Less Is More: Small Spaces Don’t Keep These Master Baths from Livin’ Large.”

Photos © Lani Doely

RIVIERA PLACE

REMODEL This remodel transformed a house on the shores of Lake Washington from a small, dowdy residence into a gracious, spacious family home equipped for entertaining and comfort, with the main rooms of the house oriented towards the lake. The original home had little appeal from either the street or from the lake. We added an upper floor with a striking dormer, creating a distinctive composition visible from the water. A generous mudroom helps residents and guests enjoy in-and-out access to the beach and lake. The reconfiguration creates a direct connection from the kitchen and living room to the deck.

Photos © Howard L. Miller, Marco Prozzo

WEDGEWOOD

REMODEL & ADDITION The existing home was not suited to a growing family’s lifestyle so the house was completely remodeled. This renewed home meets contemporary expectations while retaining its late 1920s charm and continuing to fit comfortably within its neighborhood context. We added a rear gable and porch to create a new music room and master bath. The dormer was added to create space for a child’s bathroom. The kitchen was reconfigured and expanded, making space for a large island. The cabinets, appliances, and lighting are all new.We created an upstairs library and media room, where the east-facing window catches the morning sun.

Photos © Mike Hipple

WEST SEATTLE

ADDITION The dormer houses a home office, and the deck is ideal for entertaining and backyard family life. The entry porch was redesigned to be more welcoming.

Photos © Howard L. Miller

RAVENNA

REMODEL & ADDITION This 1909 Arts and Crafts home in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood has been carefully renewed. The house was remodeled in the 1940s or 1950s, and later was used as rental property. When the owners purchased it, the house was in very poor condition and little of the original character remained. The owners’ objective was to restore the Arts and Crafts character while expanding and renovating the home. The home now provides a range of different spaces for family activities and meets contemporary living requirements. The home features new woodwork alongside salvaged materials and fixtures. The design also focuses on energy efficiency, environmentally-friendly construction, and compatibility with the Ravenna bungalow neighborhood. The project was completed over a ten-year period in two major phases. In the first phase, we renovated the second floor and added a third floor. In the second phase we renovated the main floor, added a detached garage/shop, and finished the basement. New landscaping was created after construction was completed.

Photos © Lani Johnson, Lani Doely,

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RAVENNA ORCHARD

REMODEL & ADDITION This Craftsman-style home had lost most of its charm to the ravages of time. We designed a substantial upper floor addition while reorganizing the main floor and totally reworking the exterior. It now has a dormer that brings light and views to the upper floor and an open plan for the living and dining rooms. This movie shows the transformation; watch to see the progress unfold.

Photos © Mike Hipple

FEDERAL AVENUE

REMODEL This project features a remodeled front porch and new carport. Curved steps access the front porch from the carport area. We enlarged the balcony, a change that made the space easier to access and enjoy. These alterations–along with new exterior finishes and colors–updated the home, making it both more functional and better suited to its neighborhood context.

Photos © Mike Hipple

LAKE WASHINGTON BOULEVARD

SECOND STORY ADDITION Our clients needed more space for their family and an upgrade to their old clay tile foundation. We reinforced the foundation and added a seamless upper story that includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A dormer lets light into the open stairwell, and we discovered that house was likely originally designed with an upper floor. We brought the original Tudor influence from the interior to the exterior in the roof forms and wall treatment of the addition.

Photos © Howard L. Miller

BLAKELEY

We designed a new, more traditional, light-filled stair leading to the master bedroom suite on the upper floor. This Craftsman-style stair replaced a spiral stair and also brought natural light to the main floor hall. The new kitchen was built in the same location as the old one, but has been completely redesigned. We removed the old overhead cabinets that visually separated the kitchen from the main rooms. The new layout utilizes a low wall to frame the view from the living room into the kitchen. Grouped windows overlooking the deck connect the kitchen and dining space to the outdoors. With their paneled doors and traditional hardware, the new cabinets complement the Craftsman style of the new stair and the original home. The kitchen’s open U-shape design helps make this room the new heart of the home.

Photos © Lani Doely

CAPITOL HILL

REMODEL The program for this Seattle foursquare home was to combine two existing bedrooms to create a master bedroom, a walk-in closet, and an expanded bathroom. The bathroom’s contemporary style incorporates some of the original twentieth-century detailing used throughout the house. The master bedroom faces east, with a roof deck located outside a set of French doors to take advantage of enchanting Cascade Mountain views. The new enlarged master bedroom, with a new walk-in closet and private access to the bath, meets the needs of a growing family.

Photos © Lani Doely

REDMOND

REMODEL The goal of this remodel was to bring a Craftsman spirit to the house. New finishes–including hardwood floors, and Craftsman-style columns and cabinetry–transformed the interior. The exterior received new siding, windows, porch columns, and shed dormers between existing gable dormers. The master bathroom was previously an unfinished attic space. The bathroom design emphasises natural light and built-in cabinetry. The back-lit vanity mirrors float on curved walls.

Photos © Lani Doely, Howard L. Miller

WALLINGFORD 2nd STORY

The owners of this bungalow in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood love to cook, so we expanded the kitchen while moving it to the rear of the house. The first floor provides spaces for music, living, and dining. We added a home office to the second floor and a third-floor deck that offers fine sunset views. A new stairway in the center of the house rises to its full height in the open entry hall. Exposed glu-laminated beams and metal railings impart an urban, contemporary character. The roof utilizes structural insulated panels, maximizing the R-value while minimizing the thickness of the roof.

Photos © Lani Doely

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