Additions and Exteriors

Redmond Addition (1)
2009 BIAW Award

The owners envisioned living full time at their beach home on Lake Sammamish. After years of rustic summers at the lake,they were ready to make the changes necessary to live there full time. The main obstacle was having the necessary space to pursue the couples’ passions: music and sewing. The existing cabin was small and had a detached garage. The owners decided that if they reconfigured and remodeled the existing house and added a new garage/bonus room addition, they could create something for everyone: a den for him, a sewing/quilting room for her and a media room for their teenage sons. The master bedroom ceiling was opened and a new gas fireplace was installed. The basement bath was remodeled, and new flooring was installed throughout.

Beaux Arts Village Addition
2007 REX Award Winner

This 1910 Cape Cod style home is nestled in the Beaux Arts Village neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington. It was one of the first five homes built in the Village, which was originally founded as an artist’s colony in 1908. When the homeowners had their third child, they realized that the one thing the home lacked was a spacious living room. In adding that space and remodeling the adjacent areas, the homeowners’ primary directives were to retain and reuse as much of the existing materials as possible and keep the home’s historic look intact.
The new addition beautifully complements the home. On the exterior, the brick façade continues around the addition and new windows, siding and trim mirror the existing house. Inside, boxed ceiling beams were added and the fireplace was moved to the east wall. Custom painted cabinetry frame a new gas fireplace finished with art-deco tile. The southwest corner of the room has a new window seat and a casual seating area. The new butler’s pantry has custom cabinetry as well, in a dark cherry finish that sets off the refinished floors. The entry’s balusters were removed, creating a more graceful transition and a small landing now defines and separates the living room from the kitchen. We encountered a fair share of challenges, not the least of which was trying to put plumb finishes on a home that had settled substantially in its 100 year lifespan.

Lake Sammamish Addition
2004 REX Award Winner
2004 BIAW Award Winner

This project entailed replacing the garage with a two story addition and adding complementary small bump out additions to the existing entry and living room. A 450 square foot bonus room with built in bookshelves and media area was built above the garage and a small gable addition was built onto the living room. A new mudroom area has a powder room that is easily accessed from the kitchen, a wine room, and an indoor/outdoor shower. The bonus room is accessed via a new hallway above the entry with a custom mission style handrail.

Seattle Exterior Remodel
2003 REX Award Winner

The transformation to craftsman was dramatic. An 8’ x 12’ covered porch was added to the front of the home, supported by tapered columns. To economize, Cultured Chardonnay Fieldstone was chosen for the front facade of the porch and the chimney, in lieu of using real stone. A new roof of architectural composition materials was applied. A new front door, with craftsman lights and detail molding, replaced the previous door and flat paneled garage doors were installed. Cedar shake siding was used for the top part of the exterior, with horizontal siding below. New vinyl Milgard gridded windows, framed with white trim, completed the look.

Redmond Addition (2)
2003 BIAW Honorable Mention

This project was an expansive, two story addition in the Gunshy Ridge neighborhood of Redmond. Hoping to create a place for their children to store sports equipment, do homework and entertain friends, the homeowners wanted to add a craft room and entertainment room to the house. The project, a two story, 1700 square foot addition, connected the existing house to the garage.

Medina Cabana Addition
2002 REX Award Winner
2002 BIAW Award Winner

To be able to work from home, while maintaining the quietude of an office, prompted the homeowners to design a detached addition for their home. The 10’ by 14’ Cabana sits a mere seven feet from their existing home,but provides a quiet and seemingly remote sanctuary that serves as much more than just an office. Custom built pine cabinets, featuring bookshelves, drawers and a desk area, maximize the use of the small, intimate space.

Sammamish Addition
2001 REX Award Winner
2001 BIAW Award Winner

It had always bothered the owners of this home that the rear exterior of their home was completely flat and lacked any architectural interest. It seemed like the original design had focused on the front of the home and had given little thought to the back. After deciding to convert an existing family room to another use, the opportunity to design their ideal family room in an addition off the rear of the house was a win-win proposition, benefiting the overall design of the home while giving them a warm, spacious gathering area.

Medina Two-Story Addition

A desire for an additional guest bedroom with its own bath motivated the homeowners to embark upon this two story addition. Avid sports fans who loved to entertain, the owners often had out of town guests and wanted to have ensuite guest rooms for their guests’ convenience and a larger family room in which to entertain them. The 11’0” by 17’4” addition included an expansion of the existing family room and the addition of a porch on the first floor. The second floor included the addition of another guest bedroom and bathroom.