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Mercer Island Waterfront Estate

Here's one of our most recent projects that was completed in 2011. This client had just finished a major remodel of their house in 2008 and were about to enjoy Christmas in their new home. At the time, Seattle was buried under several inches of snow (a rarity for us) and the entire region was paralyzed for a few days waiting for the thaw. Our client decided to take advantage of this opportunity and was in his driveway sledding when a neighbor rushed down the drive yelling that his house was on fire. Unfortunately, the house was already engulfed in flames. Equally unfortunate was the snowstorm and the delay it caused the fire department getting to the site. By the time they arrived, the house and contents were a total loss of more than $2.2 million.

Our role in the reconstruction of this home was two-fold. The first year of our involvement was spent working with a team of forensic contractors gutting the house, cleansing it of all particulate matter, and then helping our client negotiate his insurance settlement. Once we got over these hurdles, the design work and reconstruction started. Maintaining the existing shell, we reworked the interior room arrangement to create classic great room house with a contemporary twist. Both levels of the home were opened up to take advantage of the waterfront views and flood the interiors with natural light. On the lower level, rearrangement of the walls resulted in a tripling of the size of the family room while creating an additional sitting/game room. The upper level was arranged with living spaces bookended by the Master Bedroom at one end the kitchen at the other. The open Great Room and wrap around deck create a relaxed and sophisticated living and entertainment space that is accentuated by a high level of trim and tile detail on the interior and by custom metal railings and light fixtures on the exterior.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Charles Bofferding added this to Charles Bofferding's Ideas
November 15, 2014
Tile floor
ensolis added this to ensolis's ideas
November 15, 2014
Reconfigure oven and sink and fridge
Jeff Fernandez Lan Nguyen added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 15, 2014
Separation of tile and wood flooring, color of islanD
rvfam6 added this to Final Vision
October 13, 2014
Tile/wood transitioning frm kitchen to living
S. Hunt added this to Martin - Kitchen
September 15, 2014
white cabinets, colored island, wood table
Sheila McCartney added this to Farmhouse Kitchen
August 31, 2014
sunshine6269 added this to Floors
July 27, 2014
hmitch74 added this to Kitchens
June 26, 2014
Hardwood to tile transition
Kathy Green added this to Storage Ideas
June 22, 2014
Traditional contemporary mix
wiilpim added this to floor in kitchen
June 8, 2014
do not like it
pmte79103 added this to country horse ranch
May 11, 2014
transition from hardwood to tile floor
golfergirl29 added this to Kitchen
May 8, 2014
tile in kitchen; wood break to DR
okbrett added this to kitchen
April 16, 2014
Kitchen floor and island colour
acastelletto added this to acastelletto's Ideas
February 13, 2014
Floor tile in kitchen area
Katy Stevick added this to kitchens!
February 3, 2014
exactly these floors. hardwood and dark tile. also love the arched ceiling transition.
cat3010 added this to cat3010's ideas
January 16, 2014
SubZero by wall with 6-8 inch cab by it
Michaela L added this to Kitchens
January 11, 2014
coordinate kitchen floor tile with countertops
jcarroll40 added this to jcarroll40's Ideas
December 15, 2013
jparker852 added this to jparker852's ideas for Barclay Square
December 14, 2013
open plan
Joy Glover added this to joy_glover's ideas
December 1, 2013
Floor and backsplash
jbauerle added this to Master Bathroom
October 29, 2013
Kitchen ceiling
suzannebredy added this to kitchen
October 23, 2013
violetflower added this to Kitchen
October 13, 2013
This home is stunning. Can you tell me paint color used and if interior decorator used? Thank you.
idewendy added this to susans kitchen
September 16, 2013
Floor and transitions. Color with white
laurielnevin added this to laurielnevin's Ideas
September 3, 2013
cmalenic added this to details
August 10, 2013
The way the archway is tied in with ceiling
islandgrl50 added this to kitchen
June 20, 2013
East Mercer Island Home
edlam added this to kitchen
June 1, 2013
Kitchen floor transition into family room
mdean262 added this to perfect
May 24, 2013
Floor split...
reloader added this to Bathroom Ideas
May 17, 2013
jdunker12 added this to Kitchen
May 16, 2013
cut out kitchen
Heidi Hammersley added this to kitchen
March 20, 2013
Transition from wood to hard surface on floor
Susan Erickson added this to Kitchen
March 2, 2013
cool flooring
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