MontlakeCraftsman Living Room, Seattle
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.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
I once heard a photo stylist explain the difference between "eclectic" and "collected." This room is definitely the latter; it's a mix of carefully selected pieces and features classical architecture. It also has the most inviting-looking sofa around, complete with casually tossed, unmatching throw pillows.
Stuffed and cozy: In lieu of leather, a den might have casual slipcovered furniture. It can be smaller than family rooms, and the furniture can be larger and feel almost over-stuffed. That creates a wonderful sense of coziness and intimacy.
Display your greatest discoveries in a photo gallery or front and center on a coffee table. Integrating them into your home's decor allows you to live among the things you love.