Arts and crafts courtyard patio photo in Seattle

Montlake

Craftsman Patio, 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.
Arts and crafts courtyard patio photo in Seattle - Houzz

Questions About This Photo (4)

mjnash wrote:December 18, 2011
  • ski4life
    4 years ago

    lisasn72: the red flowering tree/bush is likely a rhododendron. Out here they can grow at least 20' high and come in a myriad of blossoming colors.

  • Cecilia H
    3 years ago

    Those doors are stunning!

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Laura Gaskill added this to Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Earn Rave Reviews for Your Patio's EntranceMay 2, 2013

Multiply the charm with a row of French doors. If you have a long wall adjacent to your patio, consider putting in not...

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Kent Newmark added this to FrenchJanuary 1, 2021

Sunroom / courtyard