This house was a classic little Seattle Craftsman bungalow, but had fallen into disrepair and was in need of a new larger kitchen and a proper new second floor. Not wanting to destroy the charm and street-appeal of the front of the house by adding a big second story addition, we added a large dormer on the back side only, accommodating a surprisingly spamaster suite and guest bedroom and bath.
We opened-up the main floor dramatically to allow more connectivity between the Kitchen, Living Room, and Dining Room. Wanting to get more daylight into what was a rather dark interior, the Kitchen features an entire bank of windows on its exterior wall, with shelving floating in front of the windows supported by Craftsman style brackets fabricated of blackened steel.
Other Craftsman design features include an inglenook around the feature stove, and traditional styled cabinetry. The resulting spaces are respectful of their craftsman roots, but introduce a contemporary elegance and openness to the house. To see tips on remodeling Craftsman homes, read our Craftsman blog series here! And See the Northwest Living article about this home here!