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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.

Remodel highlights

  • 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

Michelle and John’s Home

An elegant Federal-style Capitol Hill home gains family space.

The vision was to add more room for a maturing family, all in keeping with the period architecture of this beautiful home. The improvements focused on gaining more space and privacy for all family members, plus additional storage.

The architectural elements and limited color palette are sophisticated, yet friendly and inviting, and blend period details with modern convenience and function.

Remodel highlights

  • Family room addition that opened into new kitchen
  • Remodeled guest bath
  • New master bath
  • Remodeled basement with media room, new laundry, new mechanicals, and extra bedroom
  • New detached garage

Architect: Berger Partnership