North Capitol Hill Restoration & Remodel

Front Elevation

Concrete retaining wall with plaster finish & brick cap; brick pilasters with bluestone cap.

FRONT DOOR DETAIL

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ENTRY FOYER

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.

entry foyer

DINING ROOM

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.

Dining Room

LIVING ROOM

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.

Living room

SUNROOM & STUDY

Cherry trim & window casing replaces existing painted trim; built-in bookcases & desk.

Sunroom & Study

SUNROOM & STUDY

Door leading to belvedere, garden, lawn & fountain beyond; sunroom nestled into dense landscape.

Sunroom & Study

STAIR LANDING

Cherry stair railings, newels, wainscot & windowseat; oak stair treads.

Stair & Landing

SECOND FLOOR LANDING

Second floor landing overlooking stair landing below; windowseat overlooks Koi Pond terrace and yard & garden below.

Second Floor Landing

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.

Master Bedroom & balcony beyond

MASTER BATHRROOM

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.

Master Bath

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.

Media Center & Family Room

BILLIARDS

Stair to Koi Pond terrace; storage closet, wine cellar & exercise room along far wall.

Billiards

KOI POND TERRACE

Southwest facing patio with koi pond rimmed with herb & flower garden; a quiet place to soak up the afternoon sun.

koi pond terrace

MID AFTERNOON SOLITUDE

Sunny pocket in a protected niche; dribbling water from the Koi Pond invites introspection.

Mid Afternoon Solitude

SOAKING TUB

Ceramic tiled soaking tub with bluestone cap & sitting curb.

soaking tub set in forest garden

BACK ELEVATION

Bluestone BBQ terrace from kitchen overlooks garden, yard & koi pond terrace to the west, and leads to soaking tub & BBQ station to the east.

Back Elevation

BELVEDERE BALCONY

Hidden perch from sunroom & study overlooking children’s play area.

Belvedere balcony

BACK YARD & GARDEN

Perpendicular axes crisscross children’s play yard; BBQ terrace steps with benchseat & firepit and belvedere balcony with fountain.

back elevation, yard & garden

BURBLING FOUNTAIN

Hidden fountain opposite sunroom belvedere balcony.

burbling Fountain

TREE CIRCLE

Brick circle walk surrounds specimen tree atop side entrance steps.

tree circle

STEPS AT SIDE ENTRANCE 

Concrete steps with brick tread; walls have painted plaster finish.

Steps at Side Entrance

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