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Queen Anne Residence 2

This 1930 residence is on the west side of the Queen Ann neighborhood of Seattle. It has an exceptional Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain view and had endured several moderate remodels in the early eighties. The 5,600 SF, three story plus basement residence still maintained some classical proportions that could be artistically drawn from.

A subtle design approach was taken that identified and extended the house's better nature. Several gable forms were added in the modestly scaled additions in response to functional needs. A small breakfast room was added adjacent to the kitchen, taking advantage of the west view and creating a natural flow to the new outdoor family dining patio with a trellis to the east and west. An east roof shed dormer was revised to a gable dormer to accommodate a new gracious stair to the third level guest suites. A gable and patio railing composition detail was also added to the garage facade. All the windows were replaced with a subtle cadence added to their composition and division. A new stone patio was added to the first level as a west extension of the living room.

The interior revisions and additions were substantial. The second floor master suite, children's baths and bedrooms, and the third floor were completely gutted. Added space and grace was obtained for the master bath/dressing with the addition of a bow window and converting an inadequate closet to the dressing area. The third level was revised to a guest suite to include two sleeping areas, bath, wet bar and seating/TV areas.

Photos: Steve Keating, BBA

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