Our client had big dreams for their classic, one-story brick bungalow in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The couple wanted to add a second floor with room for a generous main suite as well as live/work office space. They also wanted to create workspace in the attic.
In terms of design, they wanted to keep the design integrity of the house, respect its neighborhood context and add a bit of contemporary flair. As a team, we all wanted to make the most of the sweeping city and water views that a new second-floor would reveal.
Be weaving together form, material, glazing, and topping the second floor with a strong “cap”, the addition looked as though it had always been there. Likewise, our team took cues from the original structure and materials: brickwork of the era, wood window frames, and a clean form. Today, the second floor includes a south-facing bedroom and office with a deep overhang to protect from summer sun. Corner windows on four-sides make the most of the view and the light. Tucked in between the two rooms: a covered deck. In the attic, the addition of six large operable skylights opened-up the Parisian garret like workspace.
Remodel + Addition