Here we highlight the whole house remodel of a 1961 mid-century Pacific Northwest home designed by architect Robert Beatty. Overlooking Lake Washington, this beauty needed some love and maintenance in the form of significant system upgrades and a modernization of finish updates. Our clients love to cook, and requested a central island in an open kitchen floor plan with views into the dining and living areas. Thoughtful design changes maintained much of the original character, embracing the original dramatic vaulted ceilings while also creating warm, open space below.
Note the great use of space with the addition of open storage shelves.
A full upgrade brought in a modern look (with modern appliances!), taking this kitchen from a closed tired room to a dream prep and finish space with everything close at hand. Function and aesthetic definitely met in the middle on this one.
The dramatic 16’ fir slat vaulted ceiling in the main great room was visually extended to the outside by detailing the deck overhang with matching fir slats.
A dramatic 9’ window seat with flanking bookshelves was custom built & stain matched successfully blending new work with the original design style & tone.
The exterior was spruced up with a new deck and a fresh coat of paint. The significant updates and thoughtful design changes successfully met our client’s needs while honoring the original architectural design vision of Mr. Beatty.