• modern tudor, modern, Seattle estate, cont

    Like many older homes, this 4,800 square foot brick manor turned its back on a park-like half acre lot in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. With appreciation for the historic woodwork, craftsmanship and materials, we wanted to preserve history while transforming the home to connect indoor spaces directly to the expansive back yard. All photography by Kevin Scott.

  • modern conservatory, modern brick, black siding, Seattle Tudor, entertainment, backyard

    The new addition extends from and expands an existing flat roof dormer. Aluminum plate siding marries with brick, glass, and concrete to tie new to old.

  • indoor outdoor living, dinner party, sliding doors, outdoor living, nightshot

    A modern conservatory was the concept for a new addition that opens the house to the backyard. A new Kitchen and Family Room open to a covered Patio at the Ground Floor. The Upper Floor includes a new Bedroom and Covered Deck.

  • modern fireplace, blackened steel, family room, fireplace, TV, lounge

    A faceted blackened steel fireplace mass anchors this room that opens to the patio and garden beyond. Basalt floor tile extends indoors and out. A painted brick wall marks the transition from new to old.

  • modern kitchen, bar stools, island, window shelf, linear lighting

    The Kitchen extends outdoors to a custom stainless steel barbecue area and steps lead from the patio up to an outdoor dining pavilion beyond.

  • modern island

    Seating at the solid walnut Island creates space for informal meals, gatherings and work. Custom blackened steel and walnut shelving with laser cut steel glass racks extend in front of a south facing window. Countertops and backsplash are honed marble.

  • walnut kitchen, new kitchen, custom cabinets, indoor outdoor, bar

    The new Kitchen opens to a covered patio and barbecue. The island provides space for work and seating. Blackened steel and Walnut shelving with integral glass racks front a south facing. Basalt tile flooring runs indoors and out to the patio.

  • connecting spaces, old and new, connection, hall, modern space

    The transition between old and new is evident in the hall. The soft arched opening leads to the existing Dining Room. The angular walnut cabinetry of the Kitchen leads into to the new addition.

  • modern diningn room

    A new archway was added to connect the existing Dining Room to the new Kitchen behind it. A Christopher Boots lamp hangs over the dining table.

  • living room, artwork, lounge, fireplace, divided windows, cove lighting

    Lighting was integrated into a new cove moulding to uplight the arched ceiling. A new faceted blackened steel fireplace surround and gas burner open the fire to the room. Existing wood floors throughout the house were stained darker to match the tone of the existing mahogany door and window trim.

  • coved ceiling, art gallery, living room, coved lighting, tudor

    The house is personalized with the owner's collection of modern Chinese art and Asian artifacts. This piece is illuminated with a custom art light. Continuous LED lighting is integrated into a cove moulding to uplight the arched ceiling.

  • curved stair, wood stair, tudor, sculptural

    The sculptural soft curves of the existing home contrast with the modern additions. All existing woodwork was restored.

  • hallway

    The Upper Hall is a spacious gallery for art.

  • modern bathroom, countertop, mirror, casework, milestone

    The Bathroom layout is open and linear. A long vanity with medicine cabinet storage above is opposite full height Walnut storage cabinets. A new wet room with plaster and marble tile walls has a shower and a custom marble soaking tub.

  • modern bath, ofuro, milestone, tile, marble, wet room, shower

    The plaster Wet Room includes a custom built marble ofuro soaking tub.

  • dressing room, men's club, custom dressing room, stripper pole, gentlemen, wardrobe, fireplace

    The Dressing Room was opened up to provide more space and light. Custom Walnut wardrobes, dresser, and shoe bench provide clothes storage. The blackened steel fireplace creates a warm focus for lounging.

  • master bedroom, glassy room, modern bedroom, roof deck, green roof, backyard, Seattle living

    The new Bedroom and Covered Deck provide expansive views of the backyard. A green roof border extends the room and deck into a dynamic landscape of multicolored succulents.

  • modern tudor, backyard living, outdoor life, modern estate, Seattle modern

    The backyard includes new seating areas and converted accessory structures. An existing detached garage becomes a Bath House with a new hot tub area behind it.

  • modern doll house, guest house, DADU, backyard cottage, modern cottage

    A child’s playhouse has been remodeled into a guesthouse. The cottage includes a bedroom with built in wardrobe and a bathroom. Ceilings were vaulted to maximize height.

past present house

A complete remodel and addition to a French Norman style residence