My Houzz: Reinventing a 1930 Fire Station for Family LifeIndustrial Garage, Seattle
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The kitchen opens directly into the large center of the station, the bay. Now a space for countless parties, the bay has retained its concrete floors, large doors and high ceilings. Although once too small for ever-growing fire engines ("Only one driver apparently was considered skilled enough to back the engine into the space,” says Alexandra), the bay can now easily accommodate large groups for fundraisers, holiday events and a wide variety of celebrations.“The black tile and red doors throughout the station are original,” says Alexandra. “We added gray as a third color to tie the other two together.” The red doors provide the perfect backdrop for holiday decorating. Theater seats from Roosevelt High School, Alexandra’s alma mater, were purchased at auction and now provide quirky and functional seating along one wall.