Under The Eaves

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 master 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 master 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.

This project was built by Proform Construction, and structural engineering services were provided by Bykonen Carter Quinn Structural Engineering.

Photography by Wendy Waltz.