Small remodel, second-story addition, total home overhaul…

What type of project would you like to tackle in your home?

Your home is such a personal thing. It’s where you come to relax after a long day, it’s where you raised your kids — or plan to. Maybe, it’s your perfect, kid-free oasis. Maybe you plan to retire and age in place. Or, maybe this house is an investment, and you only plan on being here for a little while, until you head off on your next adventure.

Whether you want to remodel a house to suit your changing lifestyle, or to optimize and personalize it in a way you never had the chance to before, or whether you want to make a few well-designed, surgical alterations — we understand that. More than anything, what we really love to do is design a way to balance your budget with your dreams so we can bring a project to life that you really love.

Custom Residential Design at Board & Vellum – Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

What if I’m not sure?

Don’t worry. We know that architectural services are a big investment. We structure our services to help you refine not only what you wish for, but what you actually want to invest in. If it doesn’t pencil out for you to push onward, we’re happy to have helped you figure that out, so you don’t have to wonder anymore.

Is my project too small? (Or too big?)

Quite possibly not! We are a dynamic team able to handle projects large and small. We want to be the right fit for you. If we aren’t, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can help.

What areas do you work in?

Though we are based on Capitol Hill in Seattle, we take on projects throughout the region. Don’t hesitate to ask: we have licenses in several states, and would love to help you out!

Here are some highlights from our custom residential portfolio.

Bungalow West: Second-Floor Addition to a Bungalow – Exterior Street View
Custom Residential

Bungalow West

This surprisingly compact, 740 SF second-floor addition to a bungalow solved the need for a little extra space and a front porch without losing the charm of the smaller home. The addition adds tremendous value and use without overshadowing the neighbors, or being out-of-scale with the house or neighborhood.

A House for Bear – Remodel on Federal – Board & Vellum
Custom Residential, Interior Design

A House for Bear

This remodel on Federal Avenue in Seattle opens up the kitchen of an old home to the social spaces, so the house functions better for modern living. Throughout, the historic details of the home were preserved, restored, and built new, as needed, to ensure that this updated home still celebrates its historic details.

Ballard Locks Residence: Green Home Remodel – Built Green 4-Star Certified
Custom Residential

Ballard Locks Residence

This whole-house green home remodel in Ballard transformed a 1930s home into an award-winning, 4-Star Built Green Certified home with open living spaces. The modernization of this home will help it last for many more decades, reaping the benefits of salvaging embodied energy while looking towards the future.

Refresh on the Ravine – Remodel on a Steep Slope – Board & Vellum
Custom Residential

Refresh on the Ravine

This remodel on a steep slope cantilevers a new deck out over the land so as not to harm the ravine below. The deck feels nestled into the treetops, and expansive new energy-efficient windows take advantage of the Pacific Northwest view. Inside, select use of bright sherbert colors accent the clean, modern interior.

Seattle Box Remodel – Board & Vellum – Built-in shelving for LEGO project display.
Custom Residential, Interior Design

”Seattle Box” Remodel

This Seattle Box Remodel in Capitol Hill features a LEGO room, bright colors, and custom built-in casework for a “contemporary paired with classic” look. While these Seattle classics are loved for their old charm, the often are quite compartmentalized. This remodel shows how you can open the plan for modern living.

Urban Farmhouse – Wood burning stove in between the dining room and living room spaces.
Custom Residential

Urban Farmhouse

Though it is located in the city, this urban farmhouse straddles the line between rural and urban, and is designed to maximize square footage to get as much living space as possible in a small urban footprint. Creature comforts include heated concrete floors, carefully mixed materials, and a free-standing fireplace.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, third places, 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.