Before & After

Magnolia: Before & After

CHALLENGE  Add a second story with a master suite, bedroom, and bathroom over a 50's ramber.

SOLUTION  Prairie style proportions were used as a complement to the existing roof slope and overhangs, reducing the perception of height from the curb.  The addition was designed to create a front entry foyer on the main level where the new stairs are housed.  The second story also creates a welcoming, covered porch below.

'AFTER' PHOTOGRAPHY  © Dale Lang, 2008

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Tejon: Before & After

CHALLENGE  Restore the original charm of this home, which the previous owner had remodeled into a "Swiss chalet."  Located within a historic preservation overlay district, an additional design review prior was required prior to permit approval. 

SOLUTION  The siding was completely removed and replaced with cedar shingles, and new porch was designed to carefully recollect the original "stick-style" vocabulary.

'AFTER' PHOTOGRAPHY  Reprinted with permission of Cottage Living Magazine.  Photograph by Robbie Caponetto, © 2007

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Pioneer Square: Before & After

Universal design is a good idea.
You may not have heard the term “universal design” or “accessible design”, especially if you do not have, or do not know anyone who has, a mobility challenge, such as using a wheelchair, scooter, or walker.

Universal design upholds the philosophy that well-designed, accessible spaces, do more than make it easier for those with physical challenges to get around and find places to work, eat, and nest. It makes it easier for everyone, which is what makes it “universal”.

Follow the links below to read more: 

Teagarden, Rebecca. “Cool design turns a basic condo into a home as chic as it is fully accessible.” PACIFIC NORTHWEST Aug. 8, 2009.

Renzi, Jen. “Accessibility Makes for a Movable Feast,” ARCHITECTURAL RECORD July 2008.

'AFTER' PHOTOGRAPHY  © Dale Lang, 2008

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