Adams Architecture was recently featured in the July/August 2016 edition of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine for a Seattle home renovated for a young family seeking authenticity and modern comfort. Click on the thumbnails below to see beautiful images of the home’s exterior and interior features and learn how Adams Architecture kept the home’s traditional character while creating functionality and adding contemporary elements.
EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE:
We really wanted to respect the history of the house,” says architect Anne Adams of the Seattle home she renovated for a young family. Originally built in 1921—and designed by architect Harlan Thomas, who also conceived Hotel Sorrento—the classically proportioned home had “a wonderfully symmetrical façade and stately quality,” says Adams. “The couple wanted to maintain the house’s traditional character while incorporating unexpected contemporary elements.”
Although the site offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, the Colonial Revival home needed updating. “The owners sought a fun whimsical space with personality that was also family-friendly and cohesive,” says designer Graciela Rutkowski. “The house was great but it was a bit disjointed”—the result of numerous remodels over the years. To rectify this, Adams devised a two-story addition on the southwest corner of the abode that would strategically improve the function of the house. “We needed to enlarge the structure but didn’t want to distract from that symmetrical façade,” she says. “The extension had to be sensitive to the original residence and not compete with it.”