The beautiful Carmela building was built circa 1920’s on Capital Hills East Pike Street and early on was the home of a early 20th century Safeway store, wood shop and more recently an appliance store.
We were selected to design the interior improvements for a new boutique Windermere Real Estate office. Our clients design inspiration is grounded in modern classics set against the historical exterior. Design influences include Bauhaus, Scandinavian and Mid-Century Modern.
We hope to start construction very soon!
We recently began design on new retreat cabin located on the eastern shores of San Juan Island. The cabin is situated just above the banks of Puget Sound and is nested at the edge of a dense forest of Madrona, Pine, Hemlock and Fir trees.
The cabin is oriented to take full advantage of the views east towards Lopez Island and is located on the edge of a beautiful rock-laden hillside of native mosses and shrubs.
Our client is interested in a whimsical design to signal relaxing, adventure, fun, tree-house, retreat, family-centered. The main building includes living, dining, kitchen areas, a yoga studio as well as a bunk loft for kids. In addition, there will be a more private wing that will incorporate an office/media space and a master suite.
We recently began schematic design on renovations, a second level addition and landscape to a small bungalow home within the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Our clients design objective is to create a design that fits their four kids and their active lifestyles within a modern eclectic style.
The second level addition includes a master bedroom and bath, three children’s bedrooms, a staircase with a large infinity type skylight to allow natural light to penetrate deep into the interior spaces. Additionally, a loft-like bedroom/work studio will be added within the attic allowing our client to take advantage of their views towards downtown and distant Mount Rainier.
The renovations includes new living and dining rooms, kitchen, media/family space, laundry, office and a sliding door system leading to a covered porch and a sunny south facing deck set within a new landscape and reflecting pool.
We recently completed the renovations, second level addition and landscape to a 1940’s era home in the Hawthorne Hills neighborhood of Seattle. Our clients design objective was to design the renovations and addition in a way to fit seamlessly to the existing home’s style. “We wanted it to look as if it had always been there”.
The second level addition includes a master bedroom, bay window and bath, two children’s bedrooms with bay windows and a beautiful new staircase set within a light monitor and gallery to allow for natural light to penetrate deep within the interior spaces.
Renovations includes the kitchen, media room, laundry, office and a family/gathering room that opens through a sliding door system onto to a covered porch which in turn leads you out to an intimate bluestone patio set into granite boulders and lush plantings.
Fat’s is a southern style, New Orleans-influenced restaurant focusing on authentic & natural ingredients in the heart of the Central District. Fat’s serves fried chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, fried okra, red beans & rice, etc. with a nod to the building’s history. The atmosphere features a hand painted mural and walnut furniture made by local artists.
We are making headway on the renovations and shell/core improvements to the C & C Paint Building which located on historic Ballard Avenue Northwest in Seattle. Originally constructed in the 1910′s we have been tasked with refurbishing and renovating the existing 2-story masonry building from a paint store into new vibrant retail and office spaces.
Working closely with our client and the Ballard Landmarks District we are restoring many of the original features that were embodied within the original building that had decayed and/or been destroyed over the past 100 years.
The restoration and improvements include; stripping-off the ill advised 1960’s stucco veneer, reintroducing new expansive commercial storefronts, restoring the brick facade and wood cornice, renovating the interiors of the 2nd floor offices and arched windows as well as providing seismic upgrades. Our goal is to be complete the renovations in the early part of 2016.
We will continue to post more photos as construction continues.
1937 Historic Photograph
1963 Historic Photograph
2014 Building Prior to Renovations