Remodeling occuring over time often does not address or respect the overall character and history of a house. It is sometimes necessary to amend past ‘improvements’ to resurrect a fine home.
the grounds, we were drawn to what remained of the exquisite period
detailing and the estate like setting. We were determined to restore
the house rather than demolish it.”
—The Home Owner, Suresh, quoted during an interview for Seattle Homes and Lifestyles
In traditional architecture, reinventing the past is not as important as borrowing appropriate elements from a previous era and gracefully blending them with current innovations.
The line separating new spaces from existing should be undetectable.
Guests are meant to feel welcomed, pampered and comfortable.
With the quickening pace of life, it’s essential to shape spaces where one can slow down and relax, embraced in the refuge of your home.
As the family grew, they chose to renew their relationship with AOME. This time the goal was to add a sunroom and to create an outdoor terrace in an unused corner of the yard.
The original porch (seen here from the opposite angle) was removed to make way for the new spaces.
The new sunroom overlooks the terraces and sweeping garden.
Connecting to the breakfast nook and kitchen beyond, the sunroom expands the family’s living space.
love the house after all this time. With the boys grown, the new sunroom
has transformed our family life, we spend more of our time together in
the great room and sunroom now.”
—The Home Owner, Suresh, quoted after completion of the new garden room