Marjorie and Tim’s Home
This Wallingford home is an impeccable
1919 Seattle Craftsman.
The vision was to seamlessly remodel the basement to the same standards as the original main floor. The homeowners are passionate about the period home they live in, and did extensive research that helped guide them in their planning. They said “It was very important to us that the new work be aesthetically in keeping with the architectural details of the rest of our house, and Brian made this happen.”
This remodel was featured in Sarah Susanka's book, Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live. Examples covered were the 174 sq. ft. excavated back entry that adds above-grade character, thick interior walls that give a sense of permanence with floor-to ceiling bookshelves, and valuable storage gained from nooks and crannies.
- Addition to back of the house
- Outdoor seating area and garden
- Media room
- Yoga room
- Second bath
- Wine storage
- Modernize mechanicals: electrical, plumbing, etc.
- Seismic retrofitting
Architect: Laura Kraft, AIA
We went from a completely unfinished, cold, spidery basement accessed by a very steep stairway to a beautiful, usable space. Our job was completed on schedule, on bid, and without any surprises. Brian Tschider is unfailingly honest and fair, and professional. We always felt like Brian had our best interests at heart, and that we were working as a team to get to a result we would all be proud of. Brian's attention to detail and his commitment to quality are extraordinary.
This was a very big job; Brian and his crew were here for six months, and we had ample opportunity to observe because we lived in the house the entire time. We were so pleased with the result that we now consider Cobalt Construction to be ''our'' contractor—whenever we need anything done on our house, we call on Brian.