This 1915 bungalow underwent a basement remodel and addition, updates to the main floor bathroom, and an extension to the back of the house to accommodate a new bedroom.
North Beach Artist Lofts
As a pair of teachers and painters, these homeowners decided they needed a studio on site after having their first child. They have a small home and wanted to keep it simple so they chose to build a DADU (detached auxiliary dwelling unit).
This project showcases many creative solutions; the two-story unit creates enough studio space for two artists within a minimal footprint. Kyle’s paintings are larger than Melissa’s, so they created a slot in the 2nd floor studio to pass his paintings through. The project also features repurposed barnwood siding and a salvaged circular staircase. The DADU is finished with a bathroom but not a full kitchenalthough a functional kitchenette would be an easy future upgrade.
Meet the Builder
Laura and Doug Elfline
Mighty House Construction was founded by a second generation, 20-year home remodeling veteran and a green building junkie. Our combined skill and passion give us the ability to see beyond the “need” and create innovative solutions that allow individuals and families to live, work, and play better in their homes. Skilled, responsive, and dependable, we bring outstanding craftsmanship and value to every project – from basic renovations to whole-house remodels and additions.
You’d never know what exists behind the humble original façade of this small 1906 craftsman house. The near-total remodel is a wonderful blend of vintage charm, comfort, and modern luxuries. Inside and out, the Midvale House captures well the trend to monetize one’s home within an updated modern floor plan, incorporating some of the best energy-saving technology, finishes, and design concepts, while maximizing the connections to the outdoor spaces.
The modern and colorful ADU daylight basement unit, which received the MBA's Best Basement Remodel and Best Green Remodel Awards at the 2016 REX Awards, was dug out to create an almost eight-foot ceiling height. A new foundation, earthquake retrofitting, and a state-of-the art sound attenuation system between the floors was added, along with many impressive energy-saving features. The more traditional upper unit is full of light and connection to the landscape with windows, windows, windows everywhere and no less than five doors connecting the unit to the upper-level deck, front porch, and private back garden. AND, there’s Rosie’s Roost, the chicken castle and focal point of the yard.
Meet the Builder
Denny Conner has been helping greater Seattle homeowners transform their homes through remodeling since 1980. Realizing there was often a gap between the designs clients brought him and what they could afford, he began pioneering the design-build service in the early 1990s. He founded his company with the goal of establishing a home remodeling and construction business that treats its customers with dignity and respect. Conner Remodeling and Design, now CRD Design Build, improved the home remodeling process from start to finish. CRD bridges the gap that often exists between architects and builders by working closely with architectural designers. Through a personalized approach to design for home remodeling, CRD is able to produce outstanding results that fulfill clients' dreams and respects their budget.
The entire three-story, 3,600+ square foot custom-built dream home will be on tour, showcasing a rooftop deck with sweeping beach and water views, two kitchens, a separate bar and entertaining area, six bathrooms, an elevator, and a separate mother-in-law living area.
The home is packed with custom features, including a built-in hidden mirror TV, intricate coffered ceiling detail, and extensive tile, stone, and carpentry work throughout. Get design inspiration from the final decorative touches combining traditional and vintage fixtures, furnishings, and finishes.