Two decks and a sunroom make the difference.
Invisibility can be the hallmark of successin an addition: the new should look as if it has always been there--or should have been there. That's the case with Seattle architect Peter Stoner's sunroom addition, which is more in keeping with the traditions of the house's original Dutch colonial (and Northwest) form than the original rear elevation had been.
In the remodel, Stoner moved the mainfloorrear wall out 9 feet and enclosed it with a wall of multipane windows flanking a glass-panel door--bringing in muchneeded light and adding space to this once-dark part of the house.
The new living space became a sunroomwith desk, dining table, and room for casual seating. The kitchen, which expanded to enclose the service porch, opens to the new room along its entire south side, thanks to a wide beam that replaced a portion of the old exterior wall. A similar arrangement opens the sitting room side.
Note how the kitchen cabinetry extendsalong one wall to incorporate the ovens, a pantry--even a small office in the corner. New stairs and a low deck provide the transition to ground level and create a handsome stage for entertaining.
The roof of the addition became a deckoff the master bedroom. The bow-shaped rain protector over the back door picked up its shape from the new fan-shaped window in the bedroom above. That window lights a loft that takes advantage of the attic space under the gambrel roof.
Photo: Before. Dutch colonialhouse had small deck off dining room, service porch off kitchen behind camellia at left
Photo: After. Double-hung windows look out on new deck, flank back door with its bow soffit protection. You reach second-floor deck from new door off master bedroom
Photo: Three-wall kitchen opens to new sunroom. Sculpted bracketsat one end of island support the cast acrylic (Corian) worktop. Built-in ovens sneak out of original kitchen confines; small desk nestles into corner
Photo: Curl-up corner sits oppositekitchen. Tile floor holds heat
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|Date:||Aug 1, 1987|
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