Before & after photos - additions and new homes

Above is the AFTER photo.

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A partial second story addition, with new covered porch at the entry, all windows replaced, new siding & roofing. And a circular drive with terrific landscaping was placed in the large front yard, with new detached garage to the left.

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Above - The original house, a 1960s Rambler.

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To the left - The first change; partial second story addition, new entry covered porch, new windows, siding & roofing. 

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Four Square home.

The AFTER photo of a second story addition and full-house renovation. The photo was taken near the end of construction, before railings were added. 

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BEFORE photo

A 1960s house with very dated features.

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Kitchen Expansion

The AFTER photo - It was important for the pushed-out kitchen wall, to the left of the original dining room bump-out, to blend with the existing home.

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The BEFORE photo

A true Craftsman Style home, about 90 years old. A tiny kitchen, at the left corner, wanting very much to be big. 

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New Simplified Craftsman Home

The owners loved the look & feel of an old Craftsman, but wanted a more simple, easier-to-build & maintain design. 

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New Craftsman Style home

Fundamental design elements were included. Kneebraces, shingled & stepped gables, wide covered porch with stone base columns, garage facing to the right side and many era-consistent decorative details.  

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Garage to Side

Here's a pic of the around-the-corner garage to the new home above. Many clients ask to NOT locate the pig-snout of a garage facing the street, to keep the front presentation more subdued & classic.

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The BEFORE photo

An older beach cottage with a history of many additions & remodels.

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The AFTER photo

Yes, the walls of that old cottage are still there - it's just that this project was a HUGE set of additions, much larger than the original house. For a timeless traditional presentation. 

BEFORE

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1960s Brick Rambler with daylight basement and view deck.

AFTER - Addition & Renovation

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Unique Contemporary Blend of curves & angles. New owner suite with view deck of Puget Sound was brought forward over new garage - which was actually built in front of the old one. Plus change in driveway layout and new stairs up to primary deck & enlarged entry. And the new small dormer over the great room forms a vaulted lightwell.

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AFTER - Looks & feels so much bigger

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This was a small, all-interior project, of fairly low-cost. Shown here with the "before" pic, to illustrate the importance of good design. New matching 3rd window, under-counter refrigerator, white countertops - all add to the feeling of a fun & inviting space.

BEFORE - 1960s BEACH HOUSE

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Tall, dark cabinets, counters and the dark flooring trap light, make the space feel smaller. And the old windows on a view wall are small.

AFTER - Alternate view into kitchen

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A great feature was the wrap-around window seat - just the thing for kicking-back after a day at the beach. And the bench height can fit a small table so a few more can eat together.

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BEFORE photo to left.

A genuine pre-WWII Tudor home with brick accents at entry steps.

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The AFTER photo

Seamless Addition to Tudor Home. You have to look at this one closely to see the new part. The primary steep-pitch roof was made bigger (much wider room inside), and the entry covered porch was brought forward with new posts bearing on the existing brick bases. 

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The BEFORE photo

Craftsman Bungalow with classic Shed Dormer

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The AFTER photo

The addition really was for a Mom-in-Law unit, Its flat roof is a roof deck, to enjoy the view of Puget Sound. Deck access is from the original upper story - see the door on the side of the old gable wall?

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Seamless Addition

Pre-WWII Shingle Tudor home. The owner's primary desire was for the new work to look like it was always there.

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AFTER

SEAMLESS ADDITION. Can you see the addition? Most people have to count windows to see where the new work begins. 

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New Timeless/Craftsman Style home. The owners loved Craftsman homes, but wanted a more simple, easier-to-build design. The owner suite balcony, with a privacy wall instead of classic railing, looks over Puget Sound. 

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BEFORE

Classic Craftsman Bungalow 1920s

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AFTER

Second Story Addition & Whole-House Renovation. The footprint of the home was not enlarged - the design just makes it look bigger. The failing brick chimney was replaced with a two-story bay window. And the shed-roof porch provided view access for the 3 new dormers, with opening skylights in the new centered shed dormer.

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New Waterfron View Home - High Bank

Also based on a more simplified approach to the classic Craftsman form. With a wrap-around covered deck from the entry porch to the lake view. And living space inside the garage attic with its own gable dormer.

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BEFORE

A fairly plain 1960s Rambler

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AFTER - Completely New Appeal

And yes, the primary scope of work was just adding an 8-foot covered front porch. Same front door, same front wall & windows. What made the difference was extending the existing roof line, AND the new trim & paint theme. Good example of the design importance. 

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BEFORE - 1940s Seattle War House

These were functional small homes, built in its own minimalist approach for the era. 

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AFTER - Not so little anymore

A mix of some basic Victorian lines, extending the existing bay window into the new second story, and aligning other primary design components. Plus a traditional trim band and choosing narrow siding exposure. And a covered view deck is set below the new roof gable to the right. 

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BEFORE

The downslope view of a 1970s daylight basement home - located on 3.5 acres with a 4-horse barn.

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AFTER - Kentucky Horse Ranch

Yes, the owners wanted a two-story home that looked like a horse ranch from the South. Note the little roof point on the right is from the existing roof peak. The rest is the addition - larger than the existing house, with covered veranda-style deck looking over the horse barn and riding pens to the left & below the main house. 

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BEFORE

True 1920s one-story Craftsman Style 

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AFTER

Seamless Addition. The client criteria was for the partial second-story addition to match the existing classic theme, to provide a house-wide Owner Suite within the space of a crossing steep-pitch gable roof & front dormer system. Note the new balcony between the two existing gables. 

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Addition Interior

The beam framing of this design solution lends itself nicely to a vaulted ceiling with its wonderful feeling of airy space. The 2 doors to left are for the walk-in closet and owner bath. The French Door to the right is at a wide top-of-stair landing, and opens to the view balcony.