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This existing waterfront residence was given a complete remodel. On the exterior, demolition included roof framing, windows, doors and siding. Inside, the kitchen and baths were gutted. New tie-downs and shear walls were added to bring the structure up to code, seismically.
The existing mansard roof was removed and replaced by new trusses, including attic trusses over the garage, which allowed for the creation of a new bonus room. New windows, siding, front entry and landscaping were also added. Inside, the kitchen was relocated and upgraded; the master bath and second bath were completely redone and a new vaulted ceiling was created in the master bedroom.
The existing footprint was expanded to create a new entry foyer, with direct access to the garage. Materials include clear fir doors with oil-rubbed bronze hardware, fir-trimmed windows and doors, and slate tile floors.
The existing kitchen in the home was gutted and a completely new kitchen was designed and built to take advantage of sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. Materials include clear cherry cabinets, granite counter, recycled glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances.
In the family room, the existing door to the garage was relocated, freeing up floor area. A new propane fireplace was installed in the existing hearth. Cherry crown moulding, clear fir window casing and fresh paint complete the room.
The existing master bath was completely remodeled. New fiberglas-clad casement windows showcase expansive views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. A limestone countertop, cherry cabinets, tumbled limestone wainscot and recycled glass accent tile complete the remodel.
This 1970-era waterfront home was completely remodeled and updated. Demolition included the existing roof framing, windows, siding and deck. The chimney was found to be structurally unsound and demolished. Interior partitions were removed to allow for the relocation/reconfiguration of the master bedroom, kitchen and living room.
New trusses were used to create a more pleasing roofline and to raise the existing living room ceiling to 11 feet. The master bedroom, kitchen and two additional bedrooms were relocated to take advantage of panoramic views of Agate Passage. Additional improvements include a new septic system and new hydronic in-floor heating system.
Sustainable features include new high-performance windows, enhanced insulation, radiant floor heating, high-performance Buderus boiler and locally-sourced and recycled finish materials.
The separate living and dining rooms were combined and completely remodeled to create a new Great Room. The existing roof was re-framed and the ceiling raised to 11 feet. Remotely-operated skylights were added, as well as new, high-performance windows and sliding patio doors. A raised granite hearth and clear cherry built-ins anchor the end of the room. Clear white oak wood tops a new radiant-heated floor.
The kitchen was completely remodeled and relocated to take advantage of panoramic views of Agate Passage. Materials include clear cherry cabinets, granite counters, tumbled stone backsplash, stone tile over new radiant-heated floors, stainless steel appliances and a new built-in clear cherry breakfast nook.
The master bath was relocated and features clear-stained cherry cabinets with reeded glass doors, Giallo marble countertop, limestone floor tiles and tumbled limestone wainscot.
The garage of this waterfront home was remodeled to create a second-floor 1,000 square foot home office. 3D computer modeling was used to test the impact of different design scenarios in order to ensure that the new addition would blend in seamlessly with the existing home.
The new office addition utilizes the same materials, roof forms and detailing as the existing home. Windows were oriented to capture a framed view of the Seattle skyline and the Space Needle. Sustainable features include: hybrid insulation, high-performance windows, ductless mini-split heat pump and locally-sourced and recycled finish materials.
Inside, a walnut-clad stair provides access to the new second-story office.
A clear cherry double-sided built-in bookcase separates the stair from the office area above. Stainless steel cable railing topped by a walnut cap finishes the stair. Large fir windows and a sloped ceiling provide ample natural light.
In the office space, clear cherry millwork provides storage for books, files and a wine cooler. Above, low-voltage cable lights illuminate the work area.
Stainless steel barn door hardware tops the clear fir door to the full bath. At right, a clear cherry built-in bookcase separates the stair from the office area. Low-voltage pendant fixtures illuminate the stair landing.
A new 1,000 square foot home office and guest quarters was added above the existing 3-car garage of this waterfront home. Features include a timber-framed entry, great room, bedroom, kitchenette and full bath. The existing garage doors were replaced with new carriage house-styled doors and cedar trellis.
On the second floor, patio doors lead to a second-floor deck which provides views of Rich Passage and passing ferries.
A timber-framed entry porch marks the private entrance to the home office/guestquarters.
Inside, the stair to the home office is marked by a large window and a George Nelson lamp at the landing. A small kitchenette with sink, microwave and under-counter refrigerator, looks out onto the back yard.
In the dining area, patio doors lead onto a deck with views of Rich passage and passing ferries. Built-in cabinets are located in the knee walls below the skylights. Low-voltage pendant fixtures illuminate the dining table.
A small bathroom includes painted wood cabinets topped by a laminate counter and recycled glass backsplash, a generous tiled shower, porcelain ceramic floor tiles and a built-in linen closet.