Sound Landing

The owner of this 1960s, low-slung North Puget Sound house challenged Board & Vellum to give it a major overhaul. 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.

Board & Vellum 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.

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