Location: Seattle, WA / West Seattle

Client: Private

Area: 623 sf

Completion: 2015

Project Details

The original house was a classic 1930s Tudor-style home, with a steep, pitched gable roof, elaborate chimney, woodwork, and exposed timber framing. CLARK / BARNES enhanced the existing features of the 623-SF house, with new details carefully selected to complement the contemporary Tudor aesthetic. The existing home included a small galley kitchen, separate dining room, and living room. The brief was to create an open floor plan with architectural elements that unify the three rooms by retaining the historic elements and creating contrast with the contemporary additions.

The house underwent a complete remodel of the kitchen, fireplace and living room. The kitchen was enlarged by removing the upper cabinets above the sink and adding open shelves. The space was expanded to the existing hallway to create room for an island bench between the dining room and kitchen. A modern breakfront was added to the dining room to add more storage, while distressed timber beams matching the living room trusses were added to unify the three spaces. Walnut cabinetry, white and gray quartz countertops, and gray slate floors and a fireplace surround were introduced to complement the existing Tudor architecture. The renovation updated the home with contemporary elements that expanded the space and created a greater sense of livability, while still respecting and retaining the historic features of the cottage.


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