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There are many reasons why you are motivated to remodel or expand your house. You probably love your neighborhood and location, but need to improve your home. An experienced design professional helps you to explore the feasibility, budget and architectural options for your remodel. With the right information, you can make the right decisions.

BEFORE:
Older Craftsman Bungalow in Wallingford had low front dormer with no head height.
AFTER:
Dormer Addition / Master Suite (Seattle, 2009)

New gable-dormer matches roof angle and has setback shed dormers for extra headroom. Addition features cathedral ceiling in new master bedroom and custom master bath design.

BEFORE:
Mid-century two-story in Snohomish with small bedrooms and baths.
AFTER:
Two Story Addition / Master Suite (Snohomish, 2010)

New 2-story side addition creates large master suite with ample sized bedroom and private bath. Expanded garage below.

BEFORE:
In Phinney, unfinished basement with awkwardly placed posts.
AFTER:
Basement Upgrade (Seattle, 2010)

Finished basement features heated floors, built-ins, play rooms and kitchenette/wet bar.

BEFORE:
Older home in Kirkland that had been previously remodeled.
AFTER:
Three Story Addition (Kirkland, 2009)

New 3-story side addition gives expanded living space in main floor, large master bath above, and new guest room in basement.

BEFORE:
Original single story home with later kitchen addition.
AFTER:
Craftsman on Phinney (Seattle, 2007)

Second story addition with master suite, 2 decks, and guest bedroom with bath. Remodel includes a dumbwaiter. Kitchen addition rebuilt with media room created below.

BEFORE:
Client purchased an original beach cottage with modest additions.
AFTER:
Lakeview Cottage: Second Story Addition
(Seattle, 2003)

Addition of a partial 800 SF second story, with waterfront views of Lake Washington. Complete main floor renovation with new kitchen, dining room, living room and master suite.

New second story has two children's bedrooms, common bathroom, and open family room with doors to view balcony.

BEFORE:
Modest one-story house in Magnolia.
AFTER:
Classical Make-Over:
Second Story Addition/Kitchen Remodel
(Seattle, 2002)

The Owners wanted a new 'classical' look when they added on to their one-story house. The pedimented front porch with white columns gives them the style they wanted.

New addition is a full 1100 SF second story, including a nine-foot bumpout to the front. Main level features completely new kitchen, dining room and living room.

New second story has master suite with steam shower, 2 children's bedrooms, craft/laundry room, and open family room with French doors to view balcony.

BEFORE:
Simple 1940's house with unique horizontal-style windows.
AFTER:
Updated 1940's House:
Second Story Addition/Kitchen Remodel
(Seattle, 1999)

Full 1100 SF second-story addition includes 2 BR, bath, 1 MBR with master bath, and bonus room with balcony. Also includes expansion of main level, new kitchen, and new entry.

BEFORE:
Modernist house with cubic geometry and unique enclosed two-story atrium.
AFTER:
White Cube House: Second Story Addition
(Seattle, 2001)

New second story addition with a master bedroom/master bath and two children's bedrooms with shared bathroom. Custom-designed wall-fountain in atrium.

BEFORE:
Craftsman in Wallingford had unheated attic with headroom problems.
AFTER:
Craftsman in Wallingford
(Seattle, 2008)

Partial expansion of roofline allowed for new second floor with two bedrooms and a bath. Kitchen on main level was completely redone, including moving doorway location.

BEFORE:
Small bungalow needed expansion for growing family.
AFTER:
Bungalow Expansion
(Seattle, 2008)

Rear addition allowed for expansion of dining area and enlarged new kitchen. Also included is a 'tower' room accessed by a ship's ladder. New bathroom renovations completed the interior. A craftsman porch was created for the front entry.

BEFORE:
Original single story 1940's house.
AFTER:
Adding It Up (Seattle, 2007)

Added a second story with 2 bedrooms, master suite, and deck.

BEFORE:
Existing second story stops short of garage roof.
AFTER:
New Den over Garage: Second Story Addition
(Seattle, 1997)

Added new family room/den over attached garage. New laundry room and hall connects den to second floor. Dramatic windows and lighting.

BEFORE:
Attic was raw space with steep roof.
AFTER:
Attic Conversion with Gable Dormers:
Second Story Addition/Renovation
(Seattle, 1997)

Converted attic into second floor using new gable dormers. Upper floor has master bedroom and walk-in closet, child's bedroom and full bathroom. Hall is designed as a family space. New stair from main level wraps around bathroom.

BEFORE:
Brick house with half-story upper level.
AFTER:
Master Suite Expansion: Shed Dormer Addition
(Seattle, 2001)

Addition of shed dormer to second story to create master bedroom suite. Also created new master bathroom and walk-in closet.

Shed-style dormer selected to maximize space: 264 SF added to rear of house.

BEFORE:
1960's house had very low-sloping roof.
AFTER:
New Roof Landscape: New Roof
(Bellevue, 2004)

Created dramatic new roof for entire house of 2700 SF on main level. Single 'flat' roof is replaced with multiple higher-angled gable roofs.

Project also included conversion of carport into a full garage, and selection of new windows for the entire house.

BEFORE:
One-and-a-half story addition shown before it was painted.
AFTER:
Under the Roof Rafters: Two-Story Addition
(Seattle, 2001)

Two-story addition: 400 sf on both levels. Addition includes a master bedroom and private bath on the upper level, and new den and sewing/utility room on the main level.

Project also includes major re-configuration of existing bedrooms on upper level, and living spaces on the main level.

BEFORE:
Dilapidated Garage next to house.
AFTER:
Garage into Master Bedroom
(Seattle, 2008)

Rebuild of garage into master suite with porch; connect to house and expand new kitchen into found space.

BEFORE:
House with completely flat front.
AFTER:
Front Facade Upgrade: One-Story Addition
(Seattle, 2005)

One-and-a-half story addition: 300 SF front yard addition creates a new living room and attic space. Former living room converted to 2nd bedroom on main level. Front porch gives flat facade a much-needed face lift.

BEFORE:
Delightful small bungalow needing expansion.
AFTER:
Back of house Master Suite: One-Story Addition
(Seattle, 1999)

Addition of 300 SF Master Bedroom Suite with a new bathroom. Features a south-facing porch that echoes the original bungalow design.

BEFORE:
Unfinished basement with sloping floor.
AFTER:
Modern Basement
(Seattle, 2007)

Complete renovation of basement creating a media room, guest bedroom with Murphy bed, new bathroom, and storage.

BEFORE:
Unfinished basement of house that had been lifted to create headroom and a proper foundation.
AFTER:
Luxury Basement
(Seattle, 2009)

Goal was to create a new lower level that matched the luxurious appointments of the main floor. Custom cabinetry installed throughout; hand-crafted stair to match main stair above.

BEFORE:
West Seattle house with unfinished basement.
AFTER:
New "mother-in-law" ADU* (Seattle, 2001)

I designed a new one bedroom apartment in the existing basement. Solved ADU* problems of bedroom egress window, bathroom layout with existing piping, and headroom at exterior entry. Also designed new parking pad and paths to house. (*Accessory Dwelling Unit)

BEFORE:
Wallingford house had inadequate foundation.
AFTER:
Up, Up and Away: Raise House/New Basement
(Seattle, 1997)

Raised house to replace foundation and create better headroom. New basement has a bedroom, bath, laundry, utility and living space. Master planned for future conversion into a mother-in-law apartment. Design work included raising house up and designing a new foundation.

BEFORE:
Indistinct entry with very low roof.
AFTER:
Arched Invitation: New Entry Porch
(Bellevue, 2004)

Created new entry porch with craftsman style columns supporting a roof with a curved soffit and matching transom window. Dramatic interior created as ellipse penetrates the front wall and merges into the interior cathedral ceiling.

BEFORE:
House with flat rear facade.
AFTER:
Living Outdoors: New Entry Porch (Seattle, 2002)

Created new rear-yard porch to add outdoor living area. The attached gazebo features a hexagonal roof form. The roof is held by classical columns on a rock-look wall.