Main FloorCraftsman Living Room, Seattle
The Living, Dining, and Family Rooms open into each other and are trimmed by bright white trim for a fresh and dramatic appearance.
John Wilbanks Photography
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Upstairs in the living room, floor-to-ceiling bookcases maximize storage space, while white trim pops against colorful walls.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4uK7JdHjScThe bright colors framed by big white trim give every room in the house a unique character. Click on the video player above for Part 2 of this home’s story. On Houzz TV now:Part 1: Watch the video of this home’s amazing Lego-filled basementPart 2: Take a video tour of the rest of this colorful Seattle homeSee more Houzz TV
1. A Home Built for Lego PlayArchitect and longtime Lego lover Jeffrey Pelletier has amassed a collection of more than 250,000 pieces of the classic toy construction blocks. This article chronicles the renovation of his Seattle home to make room for the colorful toys. Location: Capitol Hill neighborhood of SeattleSize: 3,300 square feet; 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroomsThat’s interesting: When the owners were remodeling, they discovered a time capsule dating back to the 1980s, when the home served as a boardinghouse.See the full tour
After: “I really wanted to make sure that every space in the house felt special,” says Pelletier, who added floor-to-ceiling bookcases in the living room to maximize storage space.The exuberant color palette was inspired by the weather. “Seattle has a notoriously gray climate,” Pelletier says. “We wanted bright colors. If I don’t like the colors in 10 years, I can paint it.”