Eave House Seattle, WA Residential
Originally a non-descript single story home, the owners hoped to add both a second story as well as a new modern sensibility to their home. Deep exaggerated eaves on the east and west sides provide visual interest as well as shading during the summer months. A series of new additions were incorporated into the plan, including a new deck and connection to the exterior was created in order to take advantage of the new open plan. The decision to add second floor meant space for our clients’ new master suite. Extra high ceilings were utilized in the master bedroom to ensure it’s establishment as a quiet retreat space. The original home opened directly into the living room, with a wall hiding a stair to the basement. We bumped out the entry to create a more comfortable progression from outside to in, broke down the wall to the stair, and stacked the new stair to the stair directly above it.
The owners were very interested in maintaining an open flow of spaces as seen here with the open risers and glass railings. Modern details such as the steel fireplace add personality and flair to the space. Keeping and eye on costs - the kitchen remained in the original location, but was updated to fit the new aesthetic. The kitchen maintains a visual connection to backyard through the adjacent dining room, and features a breakfast nook for casual and comfortable dining. Added windows throughout the house help to maintain the feeling of openness, allowing our clients to be connected with their surroundings on all sides.
PROJECT Eave House - Residential Remodel and Addition
PROJECT MANAGER Michelle Linden
DATE OF COMPLETION 2013