FINNE Architects
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Lake Forest Park Renovation midcentury-bedroom

Lake Forest Park Renovation

The Lake Forest Park Renovation is a top-to-bottom renovation of a 50's Northwest Contemporary house located 25 miles north of Seattle.

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goatea wrote:
Flooring - I've been looking into alternative to wood flooring. And this flooring looks great. What is it? Thanks.
   Comment   June 23, 2013
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Thanks for your question about the floor at our Lake Forest Park project. The floor is concrete, witha custom-colored veneer finish coat using a product called Milestone. Don Miles was a Seattle-based artisan, and he invented Milestone. This floor was installed by Kolden Specialty Finishes in Seattle, see
--Nils Finne, AIA
June 23, 2013 at 1:12pm     
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Very cool. It almost has a warm, soft suede look to it.
June 23, 2013 at 1:30pm   
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owlcreekranch wrote:
Who fabricated the glass walls and who designed them? Is the pattern sandblasted?
   Comment   January 4, 2013
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Thank you for your question regarding the glass pattern at the master bedroom and master bath at our Lake Forest Park project. I designed the pattern by creating a hand drawn sketch and translating that sketch into a film that was applied to the glass. The film was made and installed by Brower Tinting in Seattle. I am currently working on a new glass pattern for a house under construction in West Seattle.
--Nils Finne, AIA
January 4, 2013 at 10:17pm     
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samkenway wrote:
Fir treatment - I am struggling with dilemma and you ave solved it beautifully. May I ask what the special treatment is? I am longing for this exact warm in my space. Thank you!
   Comment   December 31, 2012
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I am very sorry but I cannot give you stain formulas and procedures for professional reasons.
--Nils Finne, AIA
January 1, 2013 at 8:20am   
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ngreyser wrote:
could you tell me the wood and wood treatment you've used on the ceiling and wall here...? - i really love your project - such an amazing combination of light/contemporary/clean and warm/organic/crafted. i'm wondering if you can share the wood and wood treatment that you selected for the ceiling and paneling? we are currently choosing ceiling wood for our bedroom. our architect has recommended cedar, which i've thought of pickling. this looks like the balance between airy and warm that i've been seeking - and i'd love to know what it is! thanks so much!! :) NG
   Comment   December 30, 2012
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Thanks for your question about the interior wood paneling at our Lake Forest Park project.
The wood is vertical grain Douglas Fir, custom milled 1x3 tongue and groove. We use a special stain to give the wood a lighter tone and fight the orange color that develops in fir over time. Good luck with your project!
--Nils Finne, AIA
December 30, 2012 at 10:29am     
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The glass panels allow the room to receive natural light from other parts of the house while still closing it off. Finne also added fir to the ceilings that were not already covered in wood.The completed renovations keep the spirit of the original architecture alive while strengthening a poetic relationship between the home and its sublime surroundings.

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July 15, 2014
cool flooring
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July 15, 2014
variety of materials--concrete floor, wooden slat walls, glass
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bedroom or living openness but closed
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The windows in the top left corner of this space are openings within the plane.
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The Little Windows
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Master suite shower.
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Use of glass screen & roof skylight
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the wall paneling
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ventana en el techo?
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VG fir finish
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not orange fir
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Bedside light
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glass wall
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paneled wall and wood ceiling.. how to make this work with cathedral ceilings
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cvg fir paneling with white wash finish to prevent from ambering
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Glass wall in bedroom....
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Love the T&G on the wall. What do you think of this for the master bedroom. Our ceiling is not this high so wondering how high we would put this?
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etched glass
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stain for doug fir
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Horizontal panels modern
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wall paneling is about the color of den/kitchen walls
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floor- milestone
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glass film
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Fir panelled ceiling
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concrete floor option
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interior woodwork on walls. clear. straight
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Etched glass
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fir ceiling w/ stain to prevent natural orange aging
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concrete floor
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glass treatment
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Wood wall
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Very nice
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I love the glass walls but don't you need some privacy? I love love love the bed and the wood!
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wood panel on wall
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Light wood and light metal
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Blond wood... Clean lines.. Warmth. Inviting!
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I like the design on the glass
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windows top left
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wood panel
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Printed sliding glass doors...who thought of this amazing concept!
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Floor and ceiling
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floor finish
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Lovely Bed... ZZZZzzzz
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Kyleigh loves this entire room
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Guest bedroom
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Wood panel ceiling
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The windows in the top left corner of this space are openings within the plane.
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Again, wood panel
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