Bosworth Hoedemaker
Architects & Building Designers
Montlake craftsman-exterior


This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning 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.

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April 16, 2012
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    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 9:32AM
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Absolutely gorgeous! I'm considering a new entry way on my 1925 Craftsman bungalow in the NY area. Are the stairs and the tapered columns painted wood? Or a combination of wood and some synthetic materials? I'm particularly concerned about the steps withstanding Norheastern winters. Thanks!
    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 4:44PM
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April 9, 2012
remodel260 wrote:
Color of the door, stairs, porch? - Is the door and the porch and the stairs the same color?
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Ultra White is a similar color to the porch. Try Benjamin Moore's Jester for a similar door color, and Benjamin Moore's Brookline Beige for a similar to the stair color.
    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 11:04PM
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WOW. What a great looking house! I adore the shape.
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What is the stair rail made of. How was it constructed. Any plans available?

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