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A simple rambler was transformed into this exciting design by using large beams to continue from the old roof pitch out over the addition and deck. A varied use of patterns, wood and natural colors gives the outside an interesting look and allows it to better fit with its surroundings. The immense overhang on the deck allows light into the home and adds drama to the exterior.

This old farmhouse overlooks the Snoqualmie Valley and was in need of some repairs and expansion to accommodate a busy family. The design for this master bedroom and bathroom addition stayed true to the era in which the home was originally built. The windows, siding and siding trim match the existing home. The dilemma was to create the floor space needed while staying with the steeper gable roof pitches. To do this, large dormers were used on either side of the gable to flatten the interior ceiling. Double hung windows on both dormers allowed for natural light on the inside and enhanced the exterior look.

A second story was added to this 1920’s home to accommodate a growing family while at the same time returning some of its original charm that had been covered over by an earlier remodel. The added 900 square foot second story mirrored the first story and included two bedrooms, a master bedroom/bathroom and a bath. The trusses on the 2nd story were left exposed which added a unique drama and a feeling of openness to the upstairs. Some new trims were added and all the trim painted white to lighten the house up and add a craftsman charm. On the exterior, the old siding was removed or sided over to bring back the original look and let the house fit in better with the neighborhood.

This home had been added onto a few times over the years and the new owners wanted to update and add the second story to accommodate a larger family and to take advantage of the incredible view the home has. The design kept with the same style of the old house while adding a number of elements that add flair and excitement to the home. Behind the garage doors is an indoor swimming pool; the second story addition has a weatherproof deck for relaxing and lots of windows takes advantage of the view while keeping the home bright.

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