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Designing for How You Imagine Your Home Will Feel

Dynamic business owner; bachelor with a young son; older neighborhood; a mid-century home

~ Setback requirements kept us from extending the garage toward the street.
~ An existing 1600 SF ell-shaped home with a 1:21 sloped roof
~ 2 x 6 ceiling joists prevented us from using recessed can lighting.


Wish List
~ After fifty years, bring my home into the 21st century! 
~ Upgrade my kitchen.
~ What can you do about my master suite?
~ Keep two bedrooms--my son's and a guest.
~ Enclose carport to make a garage deep enough to park a full-size pickup.

Solutions and Gains
~ Landon redesigned the whole home and added an upstairs master suite.
~ Converted the existing master bedroom into a mud room, office, and landing zone for the new upstairs.
~ Also took 8' of the former master to create room for the garage to extend into the home.
~ Enclosed the area in the backyard "ell" of the home to make an amazing media room.
~ Connected the the kitchen to the adjacent living/dining rooms by displaying art in the kitchen.
~ The open wall space also created room for pullouts in a 30"-deep pantry to extend.
~ The low-sloped ceiling was given life with a curvaceous monorail lighting system, reflected by the Abbaka Arc hood. 
~ The rich cabinetry is African ribbon mahogany. Mahogany was commonly used in mid-century homes. 
~ Countertops blended concrete and stainless steel. Through the double doors is an outdoor kitchen. 


Abbaka hood
Pull-out Spice Rack
Pull-out spice rack
Concrete counters & Abbaka hood
Chef's Drawer
Chef's drawer
Stainless Steel Counter Edge Detail  
SS Counters: US Sheet Metal

Landon's efforts were rewarded when his client's project received First Place honors in the Large Kitchen category of the 2006 Design Awards for the Puget Sound region of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). His peers then gave him their President's Award for the top design overall, honoring him as the "Best of the Best" and placing this project on the cover of Premier Media's regional "Kitchen & Bath" magazine!

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