|Namkung / Handel Remodel / Addition|
|This 1921 bungalow in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood had a half story second floor that the owners wished to convert into a master suite. The existing central bay was remodeled into a master bedroom with adjacent study. A big new dormer was added on the east to house the master bathroom, dressing room, and a balcony.
The owners wanted to maintain the existing scale of the house in harmony with the neighborhood, so they requested that the project not change the existing appearance of the house from the street.
The existing central stair down was retained, but its flimsy guardrail was replaced by a wall of bookshelves. New French doors allow the study to be closed off from the master bedroom if one person is working while another wishes to sleep.
The compact bathroom features a curtainless shower with two heads, a Japanese soaking tub, and a toilet with a control arm. The two sinks share a vanity cabinet, but one looks at a mirror while the other looks out a window.
|French doors lead to study, bookshelves are stair guardrail|
|Dormer addition at rear, with balcony||Master bedroom with Korean screen|
|The dressing room closet system is adapted from one used in retail clothing stores, its supports a thin slit recessed in the face of the wall. A door opens onto a balcony where the couple can enjoy morning tea.
This project earned a Built Green 3 Star certification for its ecological features. The old hot water heater was replaced by a gas fired tankless version that serves the whole house. The dormer addition was wrapped in an air barrier and insulated with recycled cellulose, packed dense to eliminate air infiltration. Old carpet was removed to expose the original fir flooring, which was refinished with a natural wax. Salvaged flooring from a nearby school demolition was spliced in where patching was necessary.
|Closet system detail|
|Master bath vanity, one sink with a window, one with a mirror|
|Tankless hot water heater||Toilet with control arm||Shower with mirror tile for shaving|
|Installing dense pack cellulose (recycled newspaper) insulation in addition walls|