This 90-year-old classic craftsman in Seattle endured three iterations of kitchens before RCH partnered with the current, long-time owners on a design that conveys and matches older eras.
A 1928 pre-war home in Ballard gained three times the living space of the outdated addition it replaced, plus a flood of new light from double-hung wood windows.
A transformation of both the exterior and interior improved accessibility, space, and natural light via the new open (but still cozy) floor plan.
Remodeling an old home often resembles a good mystery plot and this early 1900s home was no exception. We reworked the guts of this Capitol Hill home for modern, multi-functional sensibilities, with strange discoveries addling us at every turn.
This remodel of a 1923 Home features a new kitchen and bathroom on the main floor, along with an all-new basement buildout, including new bath and laundry rooms, in addition to a bedroom. The kitchen has been reconfigured with a modernized layout that includes an expanded entrance between the kitchen and dining areas. The main-floor bath contains a large walk-in shower made more relaxing through thoughtful placement of the rain showerhead and controls. Outside the shower, a custom-built vanity table awaits, made out of reclaimed wood from a dock. Entering the basement, you will find a media area and exercise space.
Meet the Builder
Kurt Harjo knows that building and remodeling processes are full of challenges and can be stressful for clients. He also believes much of that stress can be minimized and possibly eliminated if more emphasis and value are placed on clear and consistent client communications. The smallest of projects has a lot of moving parts, so even with the best pre-construction planning in the universe, “stuff” happens. How that stuff gets handled is where Harjo Construction Services proves their integrity in craftsmanship and communication, with consistent, honest feedback and engagement on every client project.
Located in Wallingford, this 1920s craftsman bungalow was last left with an uninspired 90s remodel. The project goal was to increase the overall square footage while modernizing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Additional goals were to improve the main floor layout and function to meet today's modern lifestyle, while still maintaining the original bungalow charm and quaintness of the home through specific and attentive architectural details. To accomplish the goals at hand and with extensive input from our clients, we collaborated to design a 500+ square-foot second-floor master suite addition, as well as a complete redesign of the main level floor plan.
From the street, the home feels unassuming and fits the tradition of the neighborhood. But once inside, the amount of space, light, and function quickly becomes tangible. The project required demolition to bare studs and partial second story removal. Through thoughtful and intentional design, we began crafting a space that works in concert with our clients' desires. The second floor includes three bedrooms and two baths, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and large windows to provide open space and ample daylight as requested through client input. Other finishes include hardwoods throughout, heated tile floors, and custom shower glass. On the main level, you find a spacious family room, dining room, informal TV area, and a chef-inspired gourmet kitchen. The hardwoods continue throughout, with an open-rail staircase, douglas fir double hung windows, wainscoting trim paneling, and crown molding. As part of the design, we were also respectful of original architectural elements in order to pay homage to the 1920s home. To complement these items, we repurposed the home's salvaged lumber to create a few custom pieces of furniture and built-ins. These include the floating shelves in the kitchen, custom open vanity and mirror in the powder room, as well the Stickley-inspired dining room table. This home provides the craftsman-inspired details that have been long celebrated throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Staging provided by Staged by Design.
Meet the Builder
Founded in 2010, 36th avenue design|build is committed to total client satisfaction. Owners Joshua McCaffrey and Jeff Pullar believe that strong and lasting relationships built on integrity and trust, earned through the remodel, are as important as the renovation of your home. We consider every project an opportunity to participate with our clients in a unique and artful design and construction process. To each of our clients, our commitment remains consistent: concise communication, integrity, and pride in workmanship of incomparable quality. Grounded in quality, 36th avenue design|build thrives on variety and working with homeowners to create relaxing and inviting atmospheres from traditional to modern. For the discriminating homeowner who expects incomparable quality and unparalleled service, trust in 36th avenue design|build.
Our clients purchased this West Seattle home with the intention to formalize a grand entertaining space on the entire first floor. We brought the space down to the studs and reconfigured the dining, living and kitchen to take advantage of the amazing island view. This included new windows and french doors that open up to a new deck that faces the view. New hardwood floors were installed, creating a cohesive look throughout. The kitchen is chef-worthy and has all new cabinets with ample storage, along with built-in benches. The master suite includes walk-in closets, updated bath and shower, along with a double vanity.
The results are beautiful and the clients are thrilled.
Meet the Builder
We’ve been providing the highest quality construction services to the Seattle area for more than 14 years. Todd Schulte, founder and owner, brings more than 30 years’ experience to every job. Projects include residential remodels, new construction, and light commercial work. Todd and his crew of professional craftspeople take pride in creating spaces that turn our clients' vision into reality.
The third and largest phase in the continued remodeling of this 1920s Queen Anne Tudor Revival focused on adding modern kitchen and bathroom amenities with classic details and craftsmanship. A central staircase shows off a one-of-a-kind design and custom moldings.
The new addition made room for a master suite and larger kitchen. A guest bathroom and powder room were relocated and revitalized. Every detail was considered in this meticulous remodel.
A partial second story with two bedrooms and a bathroom were added to this 1943 home. Structural modifications were made to the entry and living room layout.
It features beautiful custom-built black walnut cabinets, new stair railings, and a gas fireplace surrounded with grey bark tile, completely changing the look and function of the home. Cubbies for every member of the family are a new laundry room feature.
Wrapped front porch posts and exposed tongue-and-groove cedar soffits provide attractive finishing touches to the exterior.
This open concept kitchen/living room design was made possible by removing a load bearing wall and installing structural beams. An entertainment dream, features include an automated TV elevator, the latest in entertainment/sound systems, a wine storage and dispenser, and an automated ceiling island hood.
Unique modern accents complete this breathtaking kitchen and great room remodel. Don’t miss the special touches including a glass bead and ribbon flame fireplace, unique kitchen cabinet storage ideas, a floor-to-ceiling ledge-stone fireplace surround, a custom cable railing and stunning metallic/glass tile work.
This 1949 home was transformed to meet the changing needs of the homeowner, a retired war veteran.
Using universal design principles, the remodel includes a master bathroom, kitchen, living room with new fireplace, updated flooring, doors, trim, and a wider staircase and doorways. All floor transitions were removed. The walk-in shower includes a bench. Easier access and use was created in the updated kitchen.
By removing obstacles, greater ease and overall safety was achieved. Thanks to these changes, the owner now has greater independence in his home.
Completely redone, this home could be mistaken for brand new. The updated kitchen is now an architectural dream wrapped in beautiful custom cabinetry and Alaska White granite. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances allow for easy hosting, while the large statement island makes this the family center of the home. The powder room is contemporary and has a wonderfully simple color pallet. The sweeping hardwood stairs welcome you in and create one unified, gorgeous aesthetic.
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.
The lure of this home for the current owners was its proximity to their older parents and its dramatic location on the Puget Sound. Originally built by Robert Durham of Durham, Anderson, and Free, this complete remodel created an open floor plan with a modernist feel that includes an exposed structural steel frame and amazing windows to optimize its shoreline site. Extensive new cabinetry, steel fireplace fronts, and stunning new finishes and fixtures complete this remarkable remodel.
Every foot of this classic 1960s Northwest home has been exquisitely transformed into a midcentury modern masterpiece. Timeless details, original and new, exist throughout the 5,200 square foot home featuring an award-winning kitchen and five baths. Custom furniture pieces and incredible interior elements complete each room. Outside, you’ll find hand-split cedar siding and soffits, splintered basalt masonry, and Ipe wood decks. Stroll around the lush garden featuring an in-ground spa, cave, waterfalls, and Koi pond.
With just two bedrooms and one bath, this modest 1950s tract house was space enough for this couple to keep their life uncomplicated between their many outdoor adventures. But these lovers of pared-down efficiency and its inherent design beauty realized their home needed work. Capitalizing on its mid-century modern potential, walls and fussy trims were removed. The house now breathes large with light-filled, contemporary, hip spaces and edgy details. The mere 1,336 square feet function beautifully and feel spacious!
The focus of this complete remodel was on restoring or recreating accurate historical elements of this 1900 Queen Anne Craftsman, including custom interior moldings and floor inlays.
Dropped ceilings were recaptured and a custom library was built into the den to create spaces with both volume and character. The exterior of the home was restored to match archived photos. The dilapidated garage was torn down for a new, insulated and heated two-car garage.
The kitchen was renovated from the framing to provide a better use of space and to incorporate modern conveniences such as a dishwasher, gas range, new utilities, and better ventilation. The eating nook was redesigned with built-ins.
For the attic remodel, both sides of the center were dormered to add a sitting area and bathroom. Most of the original T&G paneling was reused in the new bathroom; built-ins were used to maximize space.
This Mount Baker residence needed a complete kitchen remodel incorporating a new powder room, window seat, pantry, and home workstation. The unique island countertop highlights this well-appointed kitchen. The project also features a newly rebuilt sunroom off the living room.
LZL Construction worked with the architect and homeowner to negotiate a well-budgeted and -scheduled project. The owners appreciated the process and love their newly renovated kitchen and sunroom.
This Newport Shores project included new windows, siding, roof, hardscapes, and landscape, along with new interior finishes, changing painted woodwork to cherry, and many new amenities. Newly added space included a two-car garage addition to the existing garage with a bonus room added over the now four-car garage. LZL Construction Inc.’s design/build team worked with the homeowner to design and negotiate a well-budgeted and -scheduled project. The owners appreciated the process and love their newly renovated home.