Welcome to our gallery displaying the striking remodel and addition work to this waterfront residence, by George Daniel Wittman Architects.
This residential project, standing on a sloped lot on Mercer Island, Washington, expanded an existing garage to accommodate a new space above, containing an exercise room and art studio.
The owners requested that the remodeled structure be integrated with the main body of the home, requiring the additional expansion and reconfiguration.
The addition itself stands to the West of the main structure, dominating the view for those entering the site from the driveway. The expanded presence fits with the existing home, with a more contemporary expression of the structure as a whole.
The exterior facade includes a combination of cement board panels as well as cedar siding. These elements carried over to the existing structure, replacing the original painted wood siding.
Cement roof tiles were exchanged for a new standing seam metal roof. Sectional overhead doors with white laminated glass in a brushed aluminum frame now grace the garage.
Similarly, a new entry door featuring art glass, set within a walnut frame, stands on the home itself.
The interior was significantly remodeled, through the kitchen, living, and dining room areas, as well as all bathrooms throughout the home.
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The living room opens almost entirely to the upper balcony, with large sliding glass panels as seen at right. A modern gas fireplace dominates the view, while white leather gracing the sectional and chairs contrasts with rich hardwood flooring.
The central living area of the home is configured with an open flow, as we see the hall and staircase in this view. The contemporary, metal frame seating pairs well with a light wood top coffee table over a white patterned rug.
The fireplace, framed in dark metal between layers of white stone, stands in contrast with the soft hues of the wall. An art piece seen in this room exemplifies the style of the home, with striking imagery punctuating a neutral palette.
With a wide angle view, we see the entire central open space of the home, which the living, dining, and kitchen areas share in this modern great room with wide gas fireplace. In the foreground we see the wood frame, smoked glass top dining table, while natural wood exposed beams run overhead.
Moving into the kitchen space, we have a bold, two tier island with minimalist white dining area and lower cooktop space. Modern look stainless steel bar stools providing seating beneath a trio of slim pendant lights.
The kitchen is defined by the contrast between dark wood cabinetry and stark white walls, which extends to the large central island. Subtle brick tile work acts as a backsplash, flanking the large over-sink window.
This larger living room space stands under an expansive sloped ceiling, where exposed beams meet the floor to ceiling array of windows at right. Curved dark leather sectional and modern accent chair pair with a multi-tiered wood, metal, and glass coffee table.
The main entryway features a large door with art glass set into a walnut frame for a bold, warm look as one enters the home.
The grand central staircase is a curved affair, featuring natural wood planks between white frames, with brushed metal railings. The upper level holds a catwalk overlooking the first floor.
The secondary staircase is an all-wood construction, with metal railings. This stands directly under a large skylight flanked by more exposed natural wood beams.
A secondary bathroom repeats the rich wood and white tone contrast of the main body of the home, with a white vessel sink standing on the wood vanity with black cupboards at right. All-glass shower enclosure adds to the contemporary look.
The master bath, in contrast with the rest of the home, is awash in dark tones. The dual vanity stands below a dark wood wall framing a trio of large mirrors, reflecting the gas fireplace.
The master bath houses a large pedestal tub with expansive views over the water via full height windows. All-glass shower enclosure can be seen at right.
This shot of the exterior highlights the point at which cedar planks meet the cement board panels. The glass and metal garage doors can be seen here.
The front exterior of the home soars with glass panels reaching toward the sloped roof. Mixture of metal, cedar, and light glowing through the glass creates an intricate visual palette.
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