Perched high above Bellevue in the Somerset area this home boasts a spectacular west-facing view.
Greenlake Urban Farmhouse
Our client’s vision was an urban farmhouse aesthetic, but it carried challenges. The master bedroom/bathroom, mud room, laundry, and second bedroom all needed to coexist for a busy family. Relocating the master suite downstairs and the kids’ room upstairs did the trick and exposed the character of this beautiful home.
Meet the Builder
Expanded bedrooms, an enlarged kitchen, and a revamped front room opened up both the view and appeal of this almost-brand-new Tudor home.
A transformation of both the exterior and interior improved accessibility, space, and natural light via the new open (but still cozy) floor plan.
A 1941 Ballard classic with tons of potential has been fully renovated for a loyal Seattleite. The whole home was remodeled from the inside out.
The refresh begins on the main floor; an expanded kitchen and revised master bathroom and bedrooms exist with the original architectural details intact, creating visual balance. A widened stairway leads downstairs to a newly reconstructed basement.
Comprehensive enhancements include earthquake retrofitting. The modernized exterior wows with new siding and windows, a revamped entry with a bay window, and covered stairway. A brand new deck serves as an observation and entertainment area overlooking the yard. The new driveway, garage door, and walkways complete the look.
This remodel was inspired by and created for a wonderful homeowner who will enjoy this space and the neighborhood for years to come.
Meet the Builder
JOSEPH IRONS, CGR GMB CAPS CGP
Joseph is the president and general manager of Irons Brothers Construction, based in Shoreline, Washington. His hands-on experience and commitment to the homebuilding industry have helped him build his business into a multi-award-winning design/build remodeling company.
A three-time state and local Remodeler of the Year, Joseph currently serves as president of the Master Builders Association. He continues to be an instrumental part of Rampathon, a signature MBA event where members build, and gift, free wheelchair ramps to our neighbors in need.
The best part of going to work every day for Joseph? Making clients' remodeling dreams come true.
A midcentury split-level home is often viewed as a building lot. In this case, it was seen as a framework and as potential. A largely cosmetic renovation gave this Mercer Island home a new identity, greater functionality, and a bit of wow factor! The home is contemporary and chic, with clean lines and bold graphics to keep things interesting. The latest in technology is part of the equation in the form of appliances, specialty lighting, and even plumbing fixtures.
We expanded the kitchen into a previously enclosed porch and relocated the exterior door. We replaced a door opening with a pass-through "window" between the dining room and kitchen to keep the two rooms connected and maximize wall space. Outside, we removed vinyl siding and restored the original wood siding and trim. We also replaced all of the windows, front porch (including stairs and railing), garage door, and roofing and added new paint.
This nationally award-winning, 5,000 square foot contemporary, open-concept home showcases incredible lake views, incorporates a variety of textures and illumination, and integrates the exterior living spaces into the predominantly white interior finishes.
The Japanese Nichiha exterior siding provides a contemporary feel with low maintenance. The existing 1950s home has been transformed into a modern showstopper!
A three-bedroom rambler with street views becomes a two-story contemporary, featuring a new 14-foot high center section and treetop views—even though the home is surrounded by neighbors! Inventive solutions are seen throughout: downspouts run through ingenious "struts" around the perimeter; remote-controlled shades are concealed above windows; and kitchen and bath details by a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, including a one-of-a-kind kitchen sink.
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 elegant Mercer Island rambler features fine detailing at each turn. The original 1980s rambler was completely renovated, inside and out. All the interior walls were altered and taken down to the studs. All exterior surfaces, with the exception of the roof, were also removed and reconstructed. This project came in on budget and within the projected move-in date.
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.
Named the Northwest Idea House of the Year, this extraordinary home features five bathrooms, an open floor plan, and an on-site design showroom.
Featuring a Northwest Contemporary style with a Japanese flair, this is also a design/Built Green demonstration home. The Japanese Onsen spa is tied to a waterfall entry feature. Other special features include a 24-foot Nana Wall indoor/outdoor design and grand open floor plan living area, which are aesthetically interesting while being functionally and environmentally advanced.
A sophisticated master bathroom and organized home office were created with a dormer addition to this 1931 brick home. The home was opened up using the existing closet and attic space to create the new rooms.
The addition features custom cabinetry, granite countertops, creative tile designs and fir floors. The exterior Hardiplank shingles are painted in natural hues to compliment the brick color tones. Completely integrated, the new dormer looks as though it has always been there.
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.
This post-modern 60s equestrian ranch house is being reorganized from the inside out to become significantly more functional and energy-efficient. The butterfly roof system was extensively repaired, insulated, expanded and finished with a warming tone to add a feeling of cozy warmth to the home. Natural light floods through new, energy-efficient trapezoid windows. Stone, wood, and mosaic glass is reflected in professional fixtures such as cable rails and glossy cabinetry that rise from the hand-sculpted pre-finished maple floors. Phase one of three is complete.
This unique outdoor structure offers a working garage space and an area for relaxed outside entertaining with seating, cedar soffits and beams, poured cement flooring, and gas service for the barbecue. The deluxe garage has a car lift to allow parking for two cars. Furniture-grade plywood in cedar-tone stain lines the interior walls of the garage space. Classic finishes paired with commercial materials produce an eclectic, fun vibe.