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Mercer Island Waterfront Estate traditional-bathroom

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:

brenda1224 added this to Powder Room
November 23, 2014
I like this paint color and floor
wjphillips added this to Waterfront House 2
October 9, 2014
window above sink mirror
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July 13, 2014
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July 1, 2014
separation of sinks, location of sinks
hannasmith added this to Bathrooms
May 28, 2014
window detail dark countertop/white cabinet combo
pmte79103 added this to country horse ranch
May 11, 2014
his/her sinks...nowhere near each other!
Lara Bero Adams added this to Bathroom Ideas
March 18, 2014
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February 23, 2014
vanity top
annunaki added this to Interior colors
February 22, 2014
Mint green will go well with countertops
Stacy R added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 21, 2014
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January 23, 2014
lagallow added this to Bathroom Reno
January 8, 2014
tile, walls, vanity and tub look nice.
Joy De Guzman Williamson added this to Interior Ideas
January 3, 2014
possible interior color
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November 8, 2013
counter top and cabs
Wendy Beeman added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 29, 2013
tile floor
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September 25, 2013
blue countertop white shelves
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September 25, 2013
counter top kids bath with white cabinets
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August 29, 2013
Windows above mirror
sambassroad added this to Bathrooms
August 19, 2013
Boys bathroom layout could work
Laura Triebold added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 11, 2013
I like the tile on the floor.
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August 4, 2013
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July 20, 2013
Separate sinks
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July 9, 2013
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June 24, 2013
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June 18, 2013
Rectangle sink and blue counter
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June 15, 2013
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March 17, 2013
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