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Greenlake Ensuite

Greenlake Neighborhood, Seattle

About Greenlake Ensuite

This 1930 two-story brick Tudor home was used as a rental property by the clients until they became empty nesters and decided to downsize and move back to the city. The existing 2nd story had two bedrooms with a large, shared bathroom with the typical Tudor ceiling/roof lines that made the spaces feel cramped. The clients wanted a master suite that would fit their lifestyle and aesthetic while preserving the details of the house. We reconfigured the two bedrooms and bathroom into one large master suite within the existing footprint. Once the framing was exposed, we ran into structural challenges. The ceiling framing was in such poor shape that we had to replace it. In doing so, we were able to raise the height from 7’ to 8’ which made the space feel bigger. We added more closets for additional storage. We didn’t want the shower stall to feel like a cave, so we put a clerestory window in at the enclosed end to bring in natural light. We used glass panels at the open end as well. We used obscured glass for privacy.

To view the kitchen renovation in this same home, click here.

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