American Shingle (circa 1906)
Alteration + addition
Brandt Hollinger Architecture
Seward Park residence: planning for beautiful change
An expansive one-acre residential property overlooking Lake Washington fairly begged for a house that matched the natural grandeur of the site.
To make that happen, the owners decided on a phased project. First: a 1,500 sf two-story addition was added to the original structure as well as a 1,000 sf covered porch and porte-cochere at the front entry. Also included in the phased process: all landscape and hardscape (driveway, walkways, terrace). Later: 1,000 sf of underutilized basement space was transformed into a lower level media room with kitchenette, bath, and wine cellar.
Of special construction note: Period correct details yielded a seamless addition that melded perfectly with the original construction. But what was really impressive was the 100 cu yard of dirt (ten big dump trucks full) that was taken out of the basement in order to gain two-feet of ceiling height (this prior to pouring a new foundation).