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Seattle whole house remodel - Seattle remodel Tudor

whole house remodel

2012 REX Award winner
2012 Professional Remodeler Design Awards Silver in Historic Renovation category; architect Kim Goforth of Goforth-Gill Architects


Everything old is new again. A grand brick Tudor overlooking Lake Washington had an unfortunate '70s makeover of its main floor. The new owners were ready to put it right again, staying true to the original 1920s design and mahogany millwork, while adding some modern conveniences. Completed 2011.

Architect: Kim Goforth of Goforth-Gill Architects

project features


  • A fully reconfigured kitchen and bathroom area, with nearly every wall relocated
  • Completion of a circular floor plan at the main level, and creation of a media room
  • Installation of new period-appropriate mahogany windows and doors in many rooms
  • Custom profile millwork to match the existing through all remodeled areas

project photos


Click on the thumbnails to read the story of this whole house remodel.
Before:  Poorly remodeled in the '70s with white melamine cabinets and finishes just wrong for this stately home, ready for a Seattle remodel Tudor The area behind the old stove was a full bath. By removing that, new cabinets are closer to the rear wall, opening up additional floor space for a full wall of pantry cabinets. Before:  a cramped eating nook beyond the kitchen is mostly wasted space. By removing the wall and expanding into that area, there is room for ample cabinetry and an island. It also allows room for a wet bar with a pass-through to the deck. A new diagonal arch connects the kitchen to the dining room.  After mocking it up during construction, a decision was made to reduce the size of the island to keep it from encroaching on the opening. By reducing the island by 18 inches, the opening is now comfortable and the island is still spacious. The island features furniture styling, including these pillars on the rear of the cabinetry. The little things really do matter: Seagull under cabinet lights cast a consistent glow under cabinets while plug mould strips set on a 45 degree angle make them easily accessible and keep the soapstone backsplash free of receptacles. The custom-built mahogany cabinets have classic lines and detailing with old-world charm without being over the top.  They also include modern conveniences like a warming drawer and cook's range. The original kitchen door, in painted white fir and single pane windows had to go. This custom replacement door is built from mahogany, including the curved jamb and casing, with double pane leaded glass.  With the new door installed, it's hard to imagine it being any other way. More '70s detailing goes by the wayside as this full bath shrinks in size. The new powder bath includes hex floor tile with a custom pattern, tile wainscoting, a new window and floor heat to keep it cozy. Remodeling at the front door creates a grand entry.  Porcelain tile in an offset pattern is understated and beautiful.  Now the main floor is appropriate to the era of the house, elegant and functional. Remodel Seattle Tudor style.
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