Project: Callaghan Seattle Residence
Project Description: 6000 sq. ft complete remodel of existing home and 500 Sq. ft. addition.
Project Criteria: The client wanted a home reminiscent of a traditional urban townhome you might find in London or Paris, but with a modern twist. It was important that the home be functional for a family with teenage children. A Family Room addition off of the Kitchen and a second story Master Suite were required, as well as development of the unfinished third floor and basement. An important design requirement was that the living spaces would be able to stand on their own visual merit, without requiring composed, structured furniture arrangements to make the rooms look complete.
Design Concept: Traditional, modern, flexible, eclectic and elegant.
Design Solution: We took cues from the traditional existing architecture and built on them in a consistent fashion. We salvaged existing staircase, railings, paneling and beams, at the Entry, and carried the same vernacular into the the Living Room, Dining, a Family Rooms. We replaced craftsman-like over scaled windows with french doors and larger paned walls of windows. We introduced abstracted, sleek design elements, that contrasted with the traditional elements of the home, such as contemporary upper kitchen cabinets against lower traditional base cabinets, salvaged marble antique fireplace against a minimal contemporary fireplace in an adjacent room, constantly playing the ‘modern’ against the ‘traditional’.