Seattle Brick Home Remodelmotionspace2018-08-28T20:49:54-07:00
A 1950’s brick home is transformed with a warm palette of materials
Within the small community of Blue Ridge are many mid-century brick homes in need of updating. This largely untouched home on a large corner lot in Blue Ridge was in dire need of interior and exterior renovation. On the exterior, new fir windows and doors, a stucco exterior, and a new roof freshen the already clean lines of the home. The interior lacked a full master suite and suffered from a lower level accessed down a narrow, dark stairway. Without adding square footage, the main level plan was reorganized by switching the location of a large bedroom and the living room. This allowed space for a master bedroom, bathroom and closet area. The old bedroom location turned into the living room and a wall was removed to open the stairway to this room. A natural fir ‘feature wall’ visually connects the lower and upper levels together. New fir cabinetry, and ceiling treatments lend a warm sophisticated feeling to the interiors. The kitchen was ‘lightly’ remodeled by painting the existing cabinets and replacing the floor, countertops and appliances.
In the basement, we added a kid’s bathroom and an office at the bottom of the stair. The remainder of the space was carefully remodeled with built-in casework and new finishes to freshen up the space.
Project Info & Tips
To freshen up a brick home, consider painting the brick, or if budget allows, installing stucco over the brick
Wood windows can be a lot of maintenance. Large overhangs help to protect most of the windows on this house from the weather
When considering adding space to a house, first see if there are ways to achieve your goals without increasing the size of the house. It is always less expensive to work with space you already have
This house had an existing swimming pool. We installed solar hot water heaters on the roof to preheat the water for the pool