Our Projects

Remodels


We believe that remodeling an existing home is often the most sustainable way to upgrade a home. We carefully assess your home to understand how best to work with what is existing, and how this informs the areas of new design. As with any of our projects, we look for opportunities to incorporate the elements that we hold so dear:  connection to the outside, daylight, improved floor plan and “flow” within the house, and enrichments with built-ins and special craft features.

Craftsman Second Story

Originally built in 1913, this charming, modest Craftsman home in an old Seattle neighborhood had been “updated” a few times over the decades.  This was a single-story house with classic …

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Kirkland Mid Century Modern

This vintage rambler sits in a 1960’s builder’s subdivision, and had not been touched. Over the years, nearby homes had been torn down and replaced with big box houses, but …

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Urban Farmhouse

This charming old farmhouse is home to a young couple with two rambunctious boys who love to garden, get dirty, pester their chickens and run around outside as much as …

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The Neighborly Courtyard House

Having lived in this modest mid-century rambler for a few years, the owners had developed a deep love for their very friendly neighborhood - a 60s development of similar one-story …

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Daring Downsize

This is a full remodel of a modest rambler in Edmonds that we transformed into a Japanese-influenced retirement retreat. The design incorporates aging-in-place and universal design strategies such as no …

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Capitol Hill Old/New Fusion

The long-time owners of this humble turn-of-the-century logger’s home were ready for some major work to be done. They wanted the house to match their upbeat lifestyle and transform it …

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Contemporizing a Grand Old Classic

When our clients purchased this gorgeous, old four square home in a leafy central Seattle neighbourhood, they knew it would be their “forever” home. It had been remodeled over the …

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Blue Ridge Lookout

This is a whole house  remodel of a classic 60’s rambler, capitalizing on the best of its mid-century roots. Our remodel enhances this much-loved style by clarifying the structural elements, …

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Queen Anne Kitchen Remodel

This is a lovely old home with a front seat view overlooking Puget Sound. Built in 1906, it is rich in traditional detailing, but was suffering from that common old-house …

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Yarrow Creek Rambler

Given the old-growth beauty of this Bellevue property our remodel focus was to open the house to connect with the exterior as much as possible, and to open up the …

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Craftsman Charmer

The challenge here was to design a master suite addition to this Craftsman cottage without overwhelming it. We opted to add above the garage in back so as to maintain …

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Mid-Life Move to a Mid-Century

With their two children fully launched, our clients decided it was time to leave their 3800sf family home and downsize their daily lives. They found a modest mid-century rambler in …

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Respectful Remodel of a Paul Kirk Classic

We were honored to work on another classic Northwest home: a mid-century residence by the renowned Paul Kirk. This home was built in 1957 with over 3,000 sq ft, including …

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Queen Anne Four Square Redux

Home to a young, active family, our intention was to open up the warren of rooms to better accommodate an informal, family-friendly lifestyle. An addition allowed for a big new …

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Mid-Century Makeover

This was a typical, tired old ‘daylight-basement’ rambler that enjoys lovely private territorial views. Capitalizing on the classic modern lines of this 60’s structure, our remodel pares the house down …

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Little House to Big House

This is a second story addition to what was a tiny, one bedroom house in West Seattle. A new upper floor contains a master suite plus another bedroom, freeing the …

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River Run House

This whole-house makeover of a typical Northwest rambler has opened the home to the outside through vistas, courtyards, and large connecting open spaces. The owners hailed from Montana and wanted …

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Thornton Creek Retreat

For this property, which backs onto the Thornton Creek greenbelt in Seattle, we added a new kitchen wing as well as arbors and decks to create outdoor living rooms and …

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Lake House Remodel

This is an existing house on a spectacular low-bank lake waterfront site in Seattle. One section of the original house is very old and traditional; other later additions were somewhat …

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F.L. Wright Redux

This was an exciting remodel challenge. The house is a true Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style that had been designed and owned by a former UW architecture professor and student …

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