Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Efficiency, Design Innovation, Solar Power, Water Conservation
A new life for a classic home. This 1924 Craftsman needed some new life and some more living space, so we combined a second story addition with a new mastersuite, bathroom, and a peekaboo covered deck that takes advantage of the wonderful view of the Olympics. All this is combined with a top to bottom remodel, all new energy efficient systems, solar panels and a rainwater flushing system. The interior staircase to the second floor was moved to improve flow and the stairs to the basement were removed to make more room for the new apartment down there that has been created for additional income. On the main floor the living and dining room were maintained because they are the beautiful centerpiece of Craftsman homes, as was the period bathroom, but the back bedroom was eliminated and turned into a sunroom and opened up to the kitchen area, which has been completely redone with gorgeous custom Fir cabinets by Stephan J Lesser Woodworking, and Marmoleum flooring from Greenhome Solutions (also the source of the new cork flooring in the basement).
The surprise came when we started removing the incredibly ugly vinyl siding and revealed clear fir lap siding and shingles that were in remarkably good shape! This changed the course of our project a bit as we were also now involved with a restoration of the exterior. The original water table had been cut off, which is an essential element defining the shingled area below it from the lap siding above and luckily we managed to source a perfect replacement from Limback lumber, the other decisions for the exterior were simple as we strove to match the original home.
All the new windows are Milgard Essence from Windows, Doors, and More....