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Mary’s Home

A need for a dedicated studio space

Mary discovered a passion for watercolor painting and consulted with Cobalt Construction to discuss the possible addition of an artist’s studio. Working with Laura Kraft, Architect, they determined that:

  • Her small house had no place for it
  • Floor plan was chopped into cramped subdivisions
  • Living room felt separate from the rest of the house and was rarely used
  • Tiny eating space at end of kitchen was barely useable

Remodel highlights

  • Art studio was added half a story up, above existing garage
  • Dividing walls and coat closet at entry and dining room were removed, allowing one to see the whole space
  • Opening to living room was widened, connecting it visually to the main room
  • Consistent new wood flooring helps the spaces flow together

Architect: Laura Kraft, AIA

Thy and Tyler’s Home

This 1920s Phinney Ridge Craftsman was lovingly remodeled by its previous owner.

The new homeowners loved the house, but needed more room for their young family. To gain more space, they originally thought about expanding out, but didn’t want to sacrifice their garden. The solution was to take advantage of the unused basement.

Remodel highlights

  • Extensive custom cabinetry throughout
  • A small porch and stairwell addition
  • New second bathroom
  • Additional bedroom
  • Home office
  • Laundry room
  • Wine storage
  • Family room
  • Lowered basement floor to add ceiling height
  • Added heated floors
  • Created deep window ledges and space for built-in cabinets
  • Period millwork and custom windows

Architect: KASA Architecture