Roanoke Arts and Crafts

Breathing life and livability into a venerable museum piece

This gracious, formal home in Seattle's Roanoke neighborhood, circa 1913, was reclaimed by the owner from its boarding house past. The transformation of this venerable museum piece to updated livability was completed without compromising its integrity or charm. Additions and updating of structural elements were all executed with careful regard to the historic arts and crafts interiors. Combining Tudor and ‘arts-and-crafts’ architectural styles, the transformation added kitchen, breakfast room and baths. A third-floor bath with glass walls and roof windows creates a sense of airy spaciousness within a small footprint. A two-story volume at the new breakfast room dramatically moderates the low ceiling where the stair landing covers the breakfast table. The shower's frameless glass door with windows beyond allows the arts-and-crafts frame detailing and custom tile work to create the effect of a cozy living space.