Craftsman

Woodlawn remodel / addition

A 1902 house with a clumsy 1960s addition was in derelict condition when the builder bought it from the deceased owner's estate. The corner lot, located in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, was large and well suited to a grander house.

The existing partial basement was enlarged by excavation and finished out with a play room, workshop, wine cellar, and storage area.  The first floor was a keeper, with 11 foot tall ceilings and large windows. Its floor plan was adjusted to provide a spacious new kitchen and family room to go with the existing formal dining room and living room.  The entirely new second floor has a master suite, two children's bedrooms and bath, and a laundry closet.

The complete remodel inside and out was undertaken with a focus on green building practices.  Demolition waste was recycled or reused on site, air leaks were sealed and the house was fully insulated, all windows are new double glazed, and interior paints, adhesives, and sealants are low toxic.  The new heat system is radiant floors at all three levels.  Certified Built Green 5 Star, the fourth ever 5 Star remodel/addition.

Joines / Hamm remodel / addition

A new 385 square foot addition nestles between the existing house and a much-loved apple tree in the clients' back yard. The original house in the Broadview neighborhood of Seattle was expanded to the south to provide sunlight, solar heat gain, and pleasant views from the new interior spaces to the large, lushly landscaped back yard.

The new dining room and new master bedroom form twin gabled volumes with a half-bath tucked between.  They were built with FSC sustainably harvested wood using 33% less lumber thanks to the advanced framing method.  French doors open onto the elevated recycled plastic deck which overlooks a ground-level patio and the yard beyond.

Murray remodel / addition

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Adding a dormer made room for a new bathroom on the second floor of this house in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.  The two existing rooms on the second floor became a new master bedroom and a new music room.

The bathroom features a glass walled shower stall, a separate soaking tub, and a large vanity cabinet for the sink.  New windows overlook the backyard, with their sills raised for privacy.  The beveled edge subway tile adds a classic touch, and the reclaimed hemlock flooring is stunning.

Kaysen kitchen

Complete remodel and expansion of existing kitchen in a Craftsman house. A new archway to the dining room allows an uninterrupted view from the living room through the dining room and the kitchen to the roof deck . An existing skylight along with new south facing windows flood the remodeled kitchen with natural light.

countertops: Novustone recycled glass solid surface
cabinets: cherry veneer
splash: ceramic tiles with glass tile accents
flooring: V&B Bernina porcelain tile with glass tile accents

Beckett / Herbert kitchen

This 1929 brick Georgian was beautifully preserved inside and out, except the kitchen had been remodeled in the 1970s.  We opened the wall between the kitchen and the dining room to visually connect the two spaces, but kept guests and family out of the cook's way by separating the two rooms with a peninsula.

The remodel remained wholly within the existing 12' by 12' room, but still managed to increase cabinet and countertop space, and to include a desk nook for paying bills.  The cook's 50 favorite herbs and spices are displayed in glass bottles within easy reach of the stove.

countertops: Richlite and granite
cabinets: cherry veneer
splash: porcelain tile
flooring: oak

Scott residence

New custom single family house in Snoqualmie Ridge, WA.  Four bedrooms, three baths plus study with attached garage. 

The second floor great room windows overlook a stunning view of a river valley flanked by mountains.  In summer, French doors open to a wrap around porch and in winter a the Tulikivi soapstone fireplace provides warmth.

The house's systems include radiant heat floors, HEPA filtered ventilation, solor hot water, and an endless pool.  Certified Built Green 4-Star.