ARTS AND CRAFT BUNGALOW
Sitting in one of Capital Hill’s beautiful neighborhoods, the exterior of this residence portrays a bungalow style home as from the Arts and Craft era. By adding a large dormer to east side of the house, the street appeal was maintained which allowed for a large master suite to be added to the second floor. As a result, the two guest bedrooms and bathroom were relocated to give to master suite the space it needs. Although much renovation was done to the Federalist interior, the original charm was kept by continuing the formal molding and other architectural details throughout the house. In addition to opening up the stair to the entry and floor above, the sense of gained space was furthered by opening up the kitchen to the dining room and remodeling the space to provide updated finishes and appliances as well as custom cabinetry and a hutch. The main level also features an added powder room with a beautiful black walnut vanity.
The main floor of this 1948 home was originally separated into three distinct rooms – living room, dining room and kitchen. The couple wanted to open up the main living spaces and modernize the look from the last remodel in the 1980s. The front rooms were transformed into one large room which not only made the home feel larger, but opened it up more generously to the eastern view. The goal was to create clean lines, with modern materials but without becoming too stark or cold. The palette of walnut, blackened steel, translucent resin, maple floors and warm paint and tile colors create contrast while giving a feeling of visual warmth and comfort. The blackened steel fireplace and railing anchor the room without distracting from the couple’s extensive art collection. A translucent resin block at the stone topped island creates a unique visual shield for kitchen activities and captures daylight giving additional contrast to the darker materials in the kitchen.
NORTHWEST LODGE RESIDENCE
Stock & Associates provided architectural design and documentation support for this multi-phase residential remodel in Issaquah, Washington with Deering Design Studio. The project began with a remodel of the basement gymnasium and workout room. By enclosing the existing workout room which was open to the half-court basketball court below, both spaces became more functional and comfortable for the family to use. The next phase started as a masterplan for the overall remodel of the living areas
The redesign incorporated a large salt water fish tank and see-through fireplace that helped to connect adjoining rooms and exterior spaces along the primary and secondary axes of the floor plan. Using slate and Douglas fir trim and paneling to accentuate the floor and ceiling planes helped to bring the spaces together after removing existing walls to open up
Needing more space for bedrooms we remodeled an unfinished basement for our Wallingford client. We were able to provide three rooms, a full bath and laundry room. A kitchenette was added so it could be used as an apartment for the kids while they were going to college. Cork flooring was selected to insulate the concrete and provide a warm surface under foot. Upstairs we enclosed an existing porch to enlarge the useful cooking area and incorporated an eating area. Painted cabinets were chosen to maintain the character and charm of this bungalow. Natural rift-cut oak open shelving was mounted on brass brackets. A small powder room was added with dark painted walls. Outdoor space was planned for a therapeutic hot tub and family dining area private from a future DADU.
NORTHBEACH NEW CONSTRUCTION
This is the second project we have done for our clients. We had renovated a home for them about 10 years ago but they wanted to build a home from the ground up. We toured several properties before settling onto a small run-down house in Northbeach, Ballard Area of Seattle. The property had stunning views and we knew this was the place for their retirement home. Although the foot print is smaller than their previous home it has all the amenities. A media room, guest bedroom and bath on the ground floor, master bedroom / bath, guest bed-office / bath and laundry on the main floor. We planned the third level for all the more public spaces to share in the stunning panoramic views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Using century-old nail laminated timber construction we brought unique warmth to the living spaces. This structural building technique allowed for the use of board form concrete walls, a custom steel staircase and natural cork as the exterior siding. This is truly a remarkable home!
MID-CENTURY MODERN RENOVATION
Our renovation of this mid-century modern home restored the open floor plan and connection to the outdoors that typifies these homes. The existing windows were replaced with a commercial storefront system which includes a large operable section to open the house to the patio. Local artisans were engaged to craft the details such as steel rails and screens, handmade tile and quarter sawn sapele cabinets.
MAPLE LEAF RESIDENCE
This was the second phase for our client whom we previously converted an under-utilized second floor to accommodate a large master bedroom and luxury bathroom. Their house was built in the 20’s and was very compartmentalized leaving a tiny kitchen. We absorbed a small back bedroom and eating nook to enlarge the social capacity for entertaining focused on the backyard. We then opened up the living room to the kitchen and closed off an old back door that entered on the side of the house. This gave us length and a much more spacious work area. All new appliances and some luxury items were added. We built-in a custom butcher block near the sink for amble chopping space. Quartz counter tops were used for the easy of cleaning. A tall spice rack was added abutting an old chimney.
WEST SEATTLE RESIDENCE
Located in West Seattle, this residence is perched on the edge of a steep slope overlooking the Puget Sound. The entry level is reached by a steel footbridge and contains the living room, dining room, kitchen, and garage, and the partial upper floor is occupied by the master suite. The interior spaces, drenched with natural light, are finished in a spare, modern style; the focus throughout the house is on the 180-degree view of the Sound and islands beyond. The main living space is capped by a vaulted tongue & groove ceiling and anchored by an open steel stairway. The main floor opens onto an expansive ipe deck supported by enormous galvanized steel channels and diagonal braces in a dramatic gesture of support. Exposed structural elements throughout the main and upper floors were milled from salvaged old-growth timbers as were most interior and exterior wood doors, with exposed nail and worm holes giving them a unique, natural character. A raised stainless steel tub in the master bath is positioned to ensure sunset views even while fully reclined, and the displaced water is directed to flow smoothly down the stone steps to the floor drain beyond.
This new residence was designed in the Georgian Colonial style to fit within the neighborhood context. The house is sited among mature trees and the detached garage helps create a more private back awn. Care was used in the proportions, materials and details to be historically accurate while creating a house that functions as a modern home.
This cabin was created for a young, growing family, who are lovers of the outdoors, and make use of the cabin on weekends and holidays year round. The site was selected for its extraordinary views of lake and mountains, as well as its convenient proximity to the city. The terrain is sloping woodland with an evergreen forest stretching to the lakeshore.
The main floor contains all family functions, with sleeping quarters at the south end and common areas to the north all opening to the western views. The lofts provide overflow bunking for guests, a quiet place to get away and read a book or just take in the dramatic views from a higher angle. The floor plan is very open with few partition walls, tremendous levels of natural light, and a continuous link to the landscape beyond.
Siding and roofing materials were chosen for economy, low maintenance, and relative non-combustibility. The roofs are standing seam metal with a clear finish. The siding, acting as a rain-screen, varies from corrugated aluminum, to cementitious panels, to recycled snow fencing that carries the rich patina of time and exposure. Interior finishes are simple. The floors are clear sealed concrete with radiant heat over an insulated slab-on-grade. Walls vary from smooth finished wall board, to face nailed plywood, interspersed with screens and slat walls of clear fir. Windows and doors continue the natural warmth of Douglas fir. Ceilings are wood decking over exposed structural beams.
“The primary goal of both remodels was to balance cost,
“Wanted to take a minute to comment on the second floor joist system that was designed to be installed “floating” over the existing framing. The application went almost perfectly. It left the [client] with a largely undisturbed ceiling, and was a breeze to install. We have lots of room for plumbing too. Thank you for this excellent work.”