North Capitol Hill Restoration & Remodel
Concrete retaining wall with plaster finish & brick cap; brick pilasters with bluestone cap.
FRONT DOOR DETAIL
Benchseat replaces entry closet; coat hooks provided on the back side; built-in visitor coat nook opposite; oak flooring with walnut inlay; oak treads & cherry wainscot at stair.
Wainscot, doors, casing & trim replaces original wood that had been painted white; original window openings, previously covered from the interior, are revived; new hutch replaces an empty space where the original hutch once existed.
South facing windows are enlarged, the sills lowered; built-in window seats provide visual connection to backyard & garden, allowing the sun’s warmth & light to penetrate the interior; cherry fireplace surround with tiled hearth; bookcase with leaded glass; cherry cove trim.
SUNROOM & STUDY
Cherry trim & window casing replaces existing painted trim; built-in bookcases & desk.
SUNROOM & STUDY
Door leading to belvedere, garden, lawn & fountain beyond; sunroom nestled into dense landscape.
Cherry stair railings, newels, wainscot & windowseat; oak stair treads.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Second floor landing overlooking stair landing below; windowseat overlooks Koi Pond terrace and yard & garden below.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
Master suite contains small inoperable fireplace with decorative mantle, a sunny deck with view out to Lake Union to the west, doors to bath & walk-in closet, either side of antique waredrobe.
Window, once covered over, revived; tiled wainscot & floor & steam shower; two pedestal sinks each side of door to walk-in closet centered opposite the clawfoot tub.
LOWER LEVEL MEDIA CENTER & FAMILY ROOM
Basement floor & foundation was lowered 30 inches; new heated slab with floating bamboo floor; built-in cabinetry, media center, gas fireplace & wet bar.
Stair to Koi Pond terrace; storage closet, wine cellar & exercise room along far wall.
KOI POND TERRACE
Southwest facing patio with koi pond rimmed with herb & flower garden; a quiet place to soak up the afternoon sun.
MID AFTERNOON SOLITUDE
Sunny pocket in a protected niche; dribbling water from the Koi Pond invites introspection.
Ceramic tiled soaking tub with bluestone cap & sitting curb.
Bluestone BBQ terrace from kitchen overlooks garden, yard & koi pond terrace to the west, and leads to soaking tub & BBQ station to the east.
Hidden perch from sunroom & study overlooking children’s play area.
BACK YARD & GARDEN
Perpendicular axes crisscross children’s play yard; BBQ terrace steps with benchseat & firepit and belvedere balcony with fountain.
Hidden fountain opposite sunroom belvedere balcony.
Brick circle walk surrounds specimen tree atop side entrance steps.
STEPS AT SIDE ENTRANCE
Concrete steps with brick tread; walls have painted plaster finish.