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Seattle second story addition - remodeler Capitol Hill

second-story addition & bumpout


This Capitol Hill home on a postage stamp lot was literally rebuilt from the inside out. We underpinned the foundation and dug down 3 feet to create a full-height basement, then rebuilt the main floor system and added a full second story master suite. The result is a charming home with Cascade views, all ready for a talented owner who is completing the finishes himself. Completed 2007.

Architect: Loren Hill remodeler Capitol Hill, home addition Seattle

project features


  • Foundation was replaced in sections to drop the floor of the basement
  • Framing included rebuilding the main floor structurally from the inside out
  • Project included adding a second story with gable dormers on one side and a shed dormer on the other

project photos


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A classic look: brick at the foundation, with board and batten at the second story addition seattle. Before: A small Capitol Hill bungalow with a basement where you're bound to hit your head, in need of a major remodel The solution: removing the slab and digging down.  We took out the foundation in 4-foot sections and poured a new, lower foundation to create excellent head height, second story addition seattle Before pouring the new slab, we installed rigid insulation.  That prevents the radiant heating tubes in the slab from heating up the ground instead of the basement, seattle contractor second story addition Framing included rebuilding the main floor structurally from the inside out, and then a second story addition with gable dormers on one side and a shed dormer on the other. dormer addition seattle The new second floor is a complete master suite remodel with full bath and its own balcony, a major home addition seattle


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