This project added a full second story to an existing one-story house with basement, in the Ravenna neighborhood in Seattle. Some features: a new covered entry, updated kitchen, 3 new bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs, a roof deck over the garage, a large lift-and-slide door to the backyard, and a modernized exterior with rain-screen siding. All of the west-facing windows have automated exterior shades, to reduce unwanted heat gain in the late afternoon. A big feature inside is the white-oak vertical screen at the stairwell.








It’s a very difficult house to get exterior photos of, given its shallow front yard. I’m in the process of getting it professionally photographed, but in the meantime I’ll include a few more shots.