Split Level Remodel – Sammamish Split by Board & Vellum – Metal Railing with wood cap.

Custom Residential

Sammamish Split

Solving a split-level remodel with an entry addition.

This 1980 split-level home had great bones, but the owners wanted to update the finishes and create a more family-friendly layout.

We bumped out the front entry of the house by a couple of feet to allow more room to welcome guests and to take off shoes and coats. Replacing the banister and partial-height walls at the top of the stairs with steel and wood fixtures presents a more modern aesthetic that also allows more light to stream in.

The formerly closed-off kitchen was opened up and updated to create a "Great Room," with a generous kitchen where the owner can comfortably indulge her passion for baking. The rest of the main floor was reconfigured to add functionality and space to the two kids’ bedrooms, improve the guest bathroom, and create a spacious master suite with a luxe master bathroom that features a walk-in shower, soaking tub, and separate toilet room.

In the basement, we updated the finishes, and opened up the floor plan to create a roomy space where the parents can relax and watch movies while keeping an eye on the children in their own play space.

Client Review:
“Jeff and his team helped us transform our 1980 split-level into a home that is uniquely ours whilst being extremely aware and respectful of our budget. Board & Vellum is a group of dedicated architects that are professional, focused, creative yet very approachable. Our project lead, Sara, was also extremely detail-oriented and available in a pinch with any design and or permitting questions we had. B&V has been a joy to work with throughout the whole process. As we are wrapping up our project, Jeff, Sara and the team have our highest recommendation.”
View this review on Houzz.

B&V Project Team:
Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHCPrincipal
Sara Emhoff, AIAProject Lead

This project was built by Woodmark Homes.
Photos by John G Wilbanks Photography.

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