Medina Residence Remodel
An undistinguished 1969 box was transformed into an arts and crafts retreat reminiscent of the ultimate bungalows. It included 1800 square feet of renovation and over 2600 square feet of new space including an apartment over the relocated garage. The original greeting of a fašade dominated by garage doors is now an inviting approach leading you down a stone path to a sheltering porch supported by large stone and wood columns. Olive green stained cedar shingle and bevel siding with dark gray trim along with t&g lined deep eaves, exposed rafter tails, pergolas and trellises exhibit classic arts and crafts characteristics.
Most of the walls in the existing claustrophobic interior were removed and replaced by wainscoted half walls with columns and box beams to delineate between the spaces. It created a much more open but still formal feeling, while simplifying the traffic flow. The upper floor was reconfigured to accommodate a much larger master suite and connect to the addition that included additional children's bedrooms, bathroom and a playroom. The expansion downstairs added a family room, den, painting studio and laundry mudroom area. Rich colors are used throughout in concert with painted trim, stone, and wood floors and cabinetry. (Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, April 2002)