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They added a kitchen wing to their 80-year-old home.

Thoughtful details enrich the kitchen wing added to the rear of this Seattle house. Formerly, the kitchen was a narrow galley with no room to expand because of the side setback. Instead, the owners opted for a one-story wing jutting into the back garden. The new wing includes an up-to-date kitchen and a breakfast area, with plenty of room provided for friends and family to gather while food is being prepared. The old kitchen now serves as a utility and laundry area. Designed by Bumgardner Architects, the 25-foot-long wing has accents that help it blend with the 80-year-old house. Throughout the space, layers of wood with subtle shadow patterns add quiet detail. Exposed rafters over the kitchen are spaced 24 inches on center. The gap between the rafters creates a coffered look; three spaces above French doors house skylights. A soffit of varying width rings the room just below the rafters. Fl

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