We’re hiring! Think you’d be a good fit for our team? Visit our careers page for open positions.

From Attic-Like Space to Family Bedrooms

Under The Eaves

Transforming a dark, attic-like space into 3 beds, 2 baths.

This second story remodel presented a challenging layout reconfiguration, ultimately achieved by utilizing the space under this West Seattle home’s hip-roofed eaves and dormers.

By creating custom built-ins and optimizing wall placement, we were able to completely transform what was a dark, under-used attic-like floor of the home. By adding a bathroom complete with a custom vanity, simple white subway tile, and full-sized shower, we were able to turn a bedroom into a primary suite.

On the front side of the house, divided by a hallway with exposed brick and barn doors, two kids’ bedrooms share a Jack & Jill style hall bath. The kids’ rooms also utilize custom built-ins to maximize storage, and provide space for desks, bookshelves, and twin beds without feeling cramped.

All of this within 800 square feet of usable floor space! While the primary suite enjoys dual closets as well as built-in drawers and a window seat, each child’s room provides a cozy, unique space for sleep, study, and play.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Tucking a master bath vanity under a sloping ceiling.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Hall with exposed brick chimney and barn doors.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Master bedroom with rough wood accent wall.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Building in storage under a low roof.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Peeking into the master bedroom from the master bedroom deck.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Built-in bookshelves tucked under the eaves.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Hanging chair in kids bedroom.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Bedroom tucked under the eaves.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves – Second Story Remodel – Bedroom tucked under low sloped roof.
Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Under the Eaves

Under the Eaves | Photo by Wendy Waltz.

Client Review
“We hired Board & Vellum to transform and reintegrate what was an apartment on our second story, into 3 BR/2BA so that our family could reclaim the whole house — a 1909 craftsman. With angled rooflines in four corners the space had challenges. Jeff and Sara presented several options and helped us through the decisions that got us to our final design and with the selection of a general contractor. They were helpful and professional collaborators throughout the project, and quick with follow up as questions arose. We LOVE the new space, it’s smart, efficient and beautiful. We would definitely rehire them if we had another project.”
View this review on Houzz.

Notes & Credits
This project was built by Proform Construction.
Structural engineering services were provided by Bykonen Carter Quinn.
Photography by Wendy Waltz.

Want to learn more?

You’re welcome to take a look at our available services and other portfolio projects.

Services

Our design services encompass architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, with teams specializing in projects across the spectrum, from single-family homes to multifamily and mixed-use buildings, and from boutique commercial spaces to civic spaces, like parks. We love designing the integrated fabric of structures, spaces, and places that create vibrant neighborhoods.

Portfolio

Our portfolio of work spans across a spectrum of project types and scales. We don’t have a particular “style” either: we love traditional, modern, contemporary, you name it. Our goal is to work with you to design a project you love.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.

Get in touch.