Designed by Architect Bosworth Hoedemaker, this remodel of a Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. The goal of this redesign was to preserve the original character of the house while making it suitable for modern living. We find the blend of old and new in this house absolutely charming.
Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows.
The living room and dining room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining.
The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house.
The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.”
Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.