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Craftsman Second Story Addition

A complete tear-off and new second floor now graces this this Seattle bungalow. A 3-Star Built-Green remodel, new energy efficient details were used through-out.

This home was featured on the Cover of Fine Homebuilding Houses Issue #203 Summer 2009

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October 9, 2014
eanadu wrote:
what was your cost per sq ft?
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I acted as GC, so saved some in admin costs. I was the architect and also did a lot of the finish work. So my costs were not a true reflection of what it might have been if built by a GC. ...my costs were around $225-250/SF.
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thank you so much for the response. it helps me a lot.
    Bookmark   October 9, 2014 at 6:34PM
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October 2, 2014
mojo27 wrote:
Can you tell me about the roofing?
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I'm not sure what you are asking regarding the roofing. Could you be more specific? -Jim
    Bookmark   October 3, 2014 at 8:24AM
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March 10, 2014
ponce8499 wrote:
what is the width of the tapered columns. Top and bottom?
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The top of the column is 6 1/2". The square base (top of plinth) is 12" and the column is 8 1/2" where it meets the base. The plinth is 1'-4".
1 Like    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 11:45AM
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January 27, 2014
Jeanette Edwards wrote:
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Were you able to locate the color? Or even the manufacturer?
    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 6:31PM
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The paint is Rhodda...not sure of color.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:13PM
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December 11, 2013
Dervan Sadewa wrote:
mohammaad derri avandi - beautiful
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John Marshall Custom Homes
I love this house! What are the dimensions of the footprint?
    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 11:34PM
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The footprint is 1,000sf. This is the footprint of the original house, except for the front porch, which we added. The upper floor addition adds an additional 800sf. There is also a full semi-finished basement and a large back deck. It sits on a 5,500sf lot in Northeast Seattle.
    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 8:47AM
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October 31, 2013
ibsons wrote:
What is the color of the house?
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I don't have the paint list available at the moment, but will try to find it...sorry. -Jim
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August 20, 2013
pihulakdr wrote:
What type of siding is this house finished in?
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Beveled Cedar Siding w/ 5" exposure.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 7:48PM
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July 24, 2013
Julie Amshey wrote:
What is the front door color? - Front door color?
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The door color is Kelly Moore, 'Seattle Red', 74 semi gloss oil. -Jim
    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 9:57AM
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The colors are great! What color of paint was used for the house and trim?
    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 7:23PM
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July 11, 2013
Kea Alfred wrote:
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Kea Alfred
That's great! We live in a 750sf one level home (30ft wide) in DC with a huge yard. We want to add on about 1700sf so I'm just trying to get an idea of what options we have. Thanks for getting back to me so fast.
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 10:27AM
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Good luck with your project! -Jim
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 10:36AM
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May 23, 2013
sevenreeses wrote:
Where did you find that railing? What material is it?
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Are you referring to the front porch railing? That was site built out of cedar. -Jim
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September 2, 2012
Janet Herbers_Pywell wrote:
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just beautiful. I dream of doing this to my style-less 1940's rambler someday!
    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 4:08PM
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Thanks for the kudos! All in all, the project worked well for us. We sold the property and recouped our investment, made a small profit and became neighborhood heroes for preventing a tear down and overs-scaled replacement. -Jim (j ARCHITECTS)
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:25AM
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July 11, 2012
nickevans2 wrote:
what was the exterior paint color?
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The color is Weathered Wood by IKO.
    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 9:14AM
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Gloria H.
It's truly a lovely home. I love it.
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