Traditional kitchen with farmhouse details and white cabinets.  – Gut and Remodel of a 1960s-era Home – Sound Landing – Board & Vellum

Custom Residential

Sound Landing

Folding traditional detailing into a 1960s-era home.

The owner of this 1960s, low-slung North Puget Sound house challenged us to give it a major overhaul: a true gut and remodel. Located on a rise just across from the water, the house already had a lot to offer, but the dated style, low ceilings, tight spaces, and interior walls that blocked Sound views kept it from fulfilling its full potential.

We gutted and reimagined the whole house, giving it a more traditional style. The interior — previously quite dark, thanks to brick-clad and wood-paneled walls — was transformed with white trim, bright detailing (such as the hand-glazed tile in the kitchen).

Plenty of built-in casework creates a stage for the homeowner to display the travel mementos she collected throughout her career in the airline industry.

Removing a fireplace in the center of the house, and opening up the floor plan, lets light flood in and allows for water views from across the main living area and kitchen.

The exterior of the house received a dose of character with brick, corbels, and a curved eyebrow dormer above the front entry, which also gives the home office area its distinctive barrel ceiling.

Client Review:
“Board & Vellum has designed my remodel to a beautiful, comfortable & safe home more in the 21st century but maintaining lots of character. Very professional & they truly listen & orchestrate what the client’s wishes are.”
View this review on Houzz.

B&V Project Team:
Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHCPrincipal
David LitzlerProject Lead

This project was built by Manos Construction.
Photos by John G Wilbanks Photography.

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