Beacon hill addition

residential

 

We designed this addition to help our clients grow their family. Working to improve access to the existing second story bedrooms, we created a code-compliant stair that is comfortable, light-filled and has fantastic views of the Olympics. The focus on light and comfort extends to the first floor addition, with large windows letting in natural light and increasing our clients’ connection to their chicken-filled backyard, an expanded dining area, and an open mudroom with loads of hidden storage. For our clients' beloved cats, elevated catwalks were designed into the window detailing. We can’t wait for the house to be filled with the pitter-patter of little feet (feline and human)!

 
 
 A view of the two-story addition. Connecting the house to the backyard (and its awesome chickens) was a priority. 

A view of the two-story addition. Connecting the house to the backyard (and its awesome chickens) was a priority. 

 The two-story addition is connected to the west side of the existing craftsman house. The addition respects the scale and style of the existing house. 

The two-story addition is connected to the west side of the existing craftsman house. The addition respects the scale and style of the existing house. 

 A view from the kitchen/dining area to the sunken mudroom and stairs to the second story. 

A view from the kitchen/dining area to the sunken mudroom and stairs to the second story. 

 The mudroom opens to the outdoor deck. The ledge above the windows and doors provides a catwalk for our clients' cats. 

The mudroom opens to the outdoor deck. The ledge above the windows and doors provides a catwalk for our clients' cats. 

 Mudroom storage and access to the outdoors. 

Mudroom storage and access to the outdoors. 

 Mudroom built-in storage and seating area. Stairs to the second story in the background. 

Mudroom built-in storage and seating area. Stairs to the second story in the background. 

 Beyond the mudroom is the dining room and existing kitchen. 

Beyond the mudroom is the dining room and existing kitchen. 

 The second story provides views of the Olympics (at least on clear days!). 

The second story provides views of the Olympics (at least on clear days!). 

 The second story addition includes an additional bathroom. 

The second story addition includes an additional bathroom. 

 A partitioned toilet allows multiple people to use the bathroom at once. 

A partitioned toilet allows multiple people to use the bathroom at once. 

 The new stairway provides a hideout for one of our clients' cats. 

The new stairway provides a hideout for one of our clients' cats.