Three-Story Richmond Craftsman

Building with a multigenerational mindset. The long, narrow corner lot made this design process tricky. Area zoning requirements were established for 50 x 100-foot sites and this 91-foot long parcel tapers from 37 feet to 30 feet making it challenging to design a multi-unit home with a garage.  The design takes advantage of the narrow… Continue reading Three-Story Richmond Craftsman

Riverview Mid-Century

Bikes, hockey sticks, skis, and endless gear were creeping into every space—the clutter was overwhelming. The entry hall floor housed a full-sized kayak, and the stair guardrail was a drying rack for towels and wetsuits. It was time to turn this closet back into a home—a house perfectly suited for the modern outdoorsman. Exterior and… Continue reading Riverview Mid-Century

Point Loma House

A remodel could not transform the existing home into all the owners needed it to be. Time to tear it down and start from scratch. The intent was to create a home to suit a young family with an attached casita for visiting grandparents. The modern and simple design maximizes indoor-outdoor living and emphasizes comfort with a… Continue reading Point Loma House

Little Prescott House

This three-bedroom, 1,320-sq.ft. home was deconstructed and brought back to life as a 1,145-sq.ft. two-bedroom haven. Built-ins bookend the centralized bathroom, creating a clear circulation path throughout the home. The garage was detached from the house—to restore easy access to the backyard—and reintroduced as guest quarters.  Beautiful built-ins unify the design of the main living… Continue reading Little Prescott House

Hillsdale Deck

The clients wanted a deck experience at both the kitchen and basement levels, a connection to the lower yard, and a hot tub, an outdoor shower, and a fire pit. Accommodating all of these needs was an exercise in 3-dimensional space planning. A new door was added to connect the existing kitchen to the deck… Continue reading Hillsdale Deck

Hawkridge Modern

Sometimes the smallest amount of space can make all of the difference. The roof line was maintained while pushing the front wall of the home out four feet under the existing porch. This realignment combined with a clear landscaped walkway allows for a more defined entry sequence and a true sense of arrival at the… Continue reading Hawkridge Modern

SW Farmhouse

With the spirit of the farmhouse in mind, the plan for the new home was carefully considered. The thoughtful planning provides an L-shaped configuration with an ample entry sequence connecting two volumes. A one-story structure is focused on family living and entertaining and the two-story volume is designed for private, relaxation spaces. A detached building… Continue reading SW Farmhouse

Family Porch

A clever design solution brings a backyard lifestyle just out the front door. And when the owner is a contractor, it makes the complicated construction a bit easier on the team. The ingenious concept connects a new structure directly to the basement so the homeowners can drive into the garage and enter the house without… Continue reading Family Porch

Eastmoreland Remodel

By removing the walls between the kitchen and mud room and enclosing an outdoor entry, a new open kitchen design supports contemporary living—an ample work zone, efficient circulation, island seating and a breakfast area. The striking palette features plain sliced walnut cabinetry, quartz countertops and polished chrome details. A tomato-colored Clayhaus hexagon tile backsplash adds… Continue reading Eastmoreland Remodel

Alameda Craftsman

The roof was removed, and the house was gutted down to a few first-floor walls. It was then rebuilt as a two-story structure with a basement. The exterior design – with a full front porch, tongue and groove soffits, barge board brackets, and lap siding – reintroduces this bungalow to the urban neighborhood with a… Continue reading Alameda Craftsman

Laurelhurst Craftsman

Illogical additions and the stripping away of cherished details left this home a bit of a trainwreck. A well-considered master plan laid the groundwork for creating a functional layout and bringing back the charm and character.  The multi-phased renovation was broken into three different projects and spanned five years.  The exterior work refreshed the façade… Continue reading Laurelhurst Craftsman

Concordia Renovation

Flipflopping the kitchen and dining room, and adding 22-sq.ft. made a world of difference—a totally revamped first-floor living experience. A striking bank of clear vertical grain fir cabinets ties the kitchen and dining area together. The millwork maximizes storage and supports entertaining while providing the perfect space for an artistic touch. The warmth of the… Continue reading Concordia Renovation

Alameda Update

By removing the dining room wall and adjacent storage, the reworked plan accommodates the coveted island configuration as well as a dining table.  Aligned pointed arches improve the spatial flow and visual connections from space to space with a thoughtful nod to the historic details of the home. A Clayhaus hexagon accent tile in an… Continue reading Alameda Update

Scout’s House

The original intent of the architecture leaned towards a traditional style, but the interior lacked classic finishing touches. It is amazing what trim and signature light fixtures can do. Now each space has an ambiance and a distinct presence. The large kitchen is a welcoming, light-filled hub of activity. The warm, neutral palette features a… Continue reading Scout’s House

Modern Farmhouse

This couple invested in the bigger picture – they wanted to honor the bones of where it began and bring it to an honest place in the modern world. The entire home was reimagined. It was reorganized to establish a logical and natural flow of space. Due to all of the additions, a distinct style… Continue reading Modern Farmhouse

Sylvan Basement

To introduce a distinct sense of place in this home within a home, the focal fireplace was given a much-needed facelift. The dated brick fireplace was reclad with black stone tile, a black granite hearth and a mahogany mantel. Built-in shelving provides a finishing touch that defines this refined living area. Thoughtful space planning makes… Continue reading Sylvan Basement

Grant Garage

It is not uncommon in this part of the world to have two households sharing a driveway with very little space designated between garages. This poses design challenges that include specific code compliance issues, such as creating a firewall between the two structures. And of course, how does the look of one impact the other?… Continue reading Grant Garage

Hayden Island Facelift

The existing vertical cedar siding was warping, and the overall aesthetic was looking dated. It was time for the stonework and octagonal window to go. The new façade emphasizes visual texture. A combination of vertical and horizontal butt-jointed stained cedar adds variety to the exterior. The directional changes break up the massing of the house… Continue reading Hayden Island Facelift

Patton Modern

The existing plan featured an open kitchen, living and dining area within a single space beneath a dramatic cathedral ceiling. A single column smack in the middle made it feel a little awkward. Clearly structurally significant, the challenge put creative problem-solving to the test.  Moving it would be a considerable cost and effort, with very… Continue reading Patton Modern

Hillside House

The first floor and front living room bay wall were maintained and then the remodel was built around that footprint. In the end, the home also extends upward to include a second floor plus a full attic with a steeply sloped roof. Well crafted, natural materials with traditional lines. With an opportunity to recreate the… Continue reading Hillside House