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Seattle Shingle Style

This shingle style home was designed on a Puget Sound waterfront site to take advantage of the sweeping views and beautiful landscaping. The wrap around front porch shelters the occupants from rain and sun, while giving the home an authentic look of the shingle style homes seen on the east coast.

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Lopez Island Cottage

A custom home was designed for a family of 5, on a site with an existing old cabin. The cabin was removed, and the new home was designed to fit on the existing foundation. New foundation and square footage were added in areas to meet the owner's needs. Using the existing foundation allowed us to build the new home closer to the shore than what would be allowed with current codes. The cottage was designed to blend carefully with the natural surroundings, creating a timeless quality that will last for generations.

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Bellevue Splendor

A traditional French Country style custom home was designed for an active family in Bellevue. The goal was to make the home large enough to accommodate all of the family's needs, while making the spaces feel the right size and relate to human scale. An open floor plan created a visual connection between the great room, kitchen, and dining areas, while keeping private spaces private. The spaces, paths, and connections are carefully designed with view angles and function in mind. The outdoor living spaces were designed to connect with the indoors, creating a variety of covered, open, large and small decks and patios while taking advantage of the view. Large and small details, and high quality materials and finishes create a more exciting and enjoyable living experience. Photos by Michael Walmsley

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Port Orchard Custom Home

A custom home that combines modern convenience and comfort with a traditional craftsman style design. It is an energy effecient home that uses geo thermal hydro radiant in floor heating. It also incorporates a rain garden for an environmental way of controlling roof rain water. The home is designed to take advantage of the Puget Sound views, and uses natural light and ventilation through clerestory windows. It also has a separate detached home office through a breezeway. All of the main living areas are on the main floor, with an elevator provided as an aging in place feature. The materials were selected for low maintenance and durability.

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Bellevue Northwest Style

A whole house remodel, involving a 1960's international style home that was too boxy and plain, with the rooms closed off from one another along a single dark hallway. The owners wanted to open up the home and bring in more natural light. The center hallway was replaced with post and beams, and the hallway ceiling was raised to add clerestory windows that let light and ventilation in the center of the home. The walls were replaced with low cabinets , defining the spaces while visually opening the home. Natural stained wood beams and columns create a warm and inviting interior. The exterior of the home was remodeled, adding more glass and introducing natural stone on the outside that continues to the inside.

View The Kirkland Lakefront Addition Album

Kirkland Lakefront Addition

The homeowners updated the exterior and interior of their 1960's Lake Washington Home. We also added 2 bedrooms, a new front entry porch, new laundry, and a new covered deck with a pool. The whole house was also remodeled and updated throughout. The home was dark inside, so we designed transom windows to bring light deep into the greatroom. The contemporary design makes a dramatic improvement to the appearance of the home, while also improving the lifestyle of the family.

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Lopez Island Retreat

A timberframe style custom home was designed as a weekend retreat. An existing cabin originally occupied the site where the new home currently sits. The cabin was torn down and the new home was built using the same foundation, and adding additional square footage where needed. Using the existing foundation allowed us to build the new home closer to the shore than what current codes would allow. The interior spaces were designed to take advantage of the views, and bring in natural light. A mix of stained wood and painted drywall were carefully designed so it would be in balance with each other. Local artisans were used to build the cabinets, the tables, and the metal sea grass railing.

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Gig Harbor Sunroom

The clients wanted to enlarge their small kitchen nook, which did not take advantage of the water front view. A new sunroom addition was designed using Nanawall doors, which opens the wall and creates an "outdoor room". The deck was redesigned to connect with the outdoors, using a gas firepit area as a focal point off the sunroom. The sunroom also has a folding window that allows an indoor/ outdoor buffet table. The deck has an outdoor eating area with a barbecue to take advantage of the view. A new kitchen remodel was also designed, along with a storage area added below the sunroom. What is unique about the sunroom are the clerestory windows, which allows natural light to shine into the room throughout the day, from the East, South, and West.

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Lakefront Custom Home

This is a custom home for a retired couple, who were worried that their small site would force them to live in a smaller home than they would like. After extensive research and working with the county Land Use Department, we were able to creatively maximize the allowed square footage of the home, all without the added time and expense of a variance. One important design goal was to locate all of the living spaces on the main floor, and designate the upstairs for overnight guests and family. The downstairs is a rec room and a dorm style sleeping area for the grandchildren (and grown ups) when they visit. Being on lakefront property, half of the downstairs is a covered patio, making it an "outdoor room" for most of the year. The home is designed with "Aging In Place" features that will allow the homeowners to live in their home longer, and with comfort and safety.

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The Carnation House

A custom home was designed with an open plan, which included art niches and display spaces to show their artwork and sculptures. Indoor and outdoor spaces were carefully designed to take advantage of the rear view.

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Log Cabin Phase 1

This custom log cabin is the first of two phases, which is an Accessory Dwelling Unit over a 4 car garage. The clients built the ADU first so they can enjoy the site and scenery before they eventually build the main cabin in a few years. The family room is a warm and cozy space with a wood burning fireplace. The natural stone river rock surround and hearth, along with log trusses throughout, adds to the rustic style.

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Timberframe Addition

2008 Remodeling Excellence Award winner (REX) A porte-cochere and a living room were added to this log cabin.

View The Redmond Sunroom Addition Album

Redmond Sunroom Addition

A sunroom addition was designed to blend with the existing home and the landscaping in the rear yard.

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Fall City Remodel

My clients wanted to convert their plain looking home into a cottage with curb appeal. The home was designed with a new casual bonus space where the front porch was, keeping the same existing siding for the interior finish. A new front exterior facade with an arched porch was added to create the cottage style.

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Redmond Remodel

The clients wanted to update and expand their existing 1970's split entry home in a new craftsmen style. The upper floor master bedroom was enlarged with a quiet alcove addition with a built-in window seat and bookshelves. The addition also includes a new master bath, with a vaulted ceiling, heated floors, and a lot of natural light through diffused windows. The master closet was expanded to more than doube the size by rearranging the existing interior spaces to be more effecient. A new guest bedroom was added downstairs, along with an enlarged laundry room. The deck was also rebuilt. The home was featured in the March issue of 425 magazine.