Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

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July 15, 2014
A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update. Read Full Article
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  Architects Sara and Jeremy Imhoff and their son Jonah use the renovated kitchen in their 1918 bungalow in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.  Courtesy of: Miguel Edwards Photography

    Architects Sara and Jeremy Imhoff and their son Jonah use the renovated kitchen in their 1918 bungalow in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.

    Courtesy of: Miguel Edwards Photography

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  The Imhoffs vaulted the ceiling in their living room, dispensing with the old attic and carving out skylights to draw natural light into the space.  Courtesy of: Miguel Edwards Photography

    The Imhoffs vaulted the ceiling in their living room, dispensing with the old attic and carving out skylights to draw natural light into the space.

    Courtesy of: Miguel Edwards Photography

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  The Imhoffs saved money by serving as their own general contractor and doing much of the renovation work themselves.  Courtesy of: Miguel Edwards Photography

    The Imhoffs saved money by serving as their own general contractor and doing much of the renovation work themselves.

    Courtesy of: Miguel Edwards Photography

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  A door frame was preserved as "a sculptural memory piece," Sara Imhoff says, after a wall separating the old kitchen from a small dining room was demolished. The countertops and backsplash are by Caesarstone.  Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

    A door frame was preserved as "a sculptural memory piece," Sara Imhoff says, after a wall separating the old kitchen from a small dining room was demolished. The countertops and backsplash are by Caesarstone.

    Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

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  The Imhoffs preserved the breakfast nook, their favorite feature in the house, when they bought it in 2005.  Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

    The Imhoffs preserved the breakfast nook, their favorite feature in the house, when they bought it in 2005.

    Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

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  The Imhoffs designed the custom wine rack, which was built by KERF Design of Seattle. They enclosed an old side porch off the kitchen, transforming it into a mudroom.   Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

    The Imhoffs designed the custom wine rack, which was built by KERF Design of Seattle. They enclosed an old side porch off the kitchen, transforming it into a mudroom. 

    Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

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  There was no room in the 2,000-square-foot house for a staircase to a new upstairs office, so the Imhoffs installed a small, wooden alternating-tred lapeyre stair.  Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

    There was no room in the 2,000-square-foot house for a staircase to a new upstairs office, so the Imhoffs installed a small, wooden alternating-tred lapeyre stair.

    Courtesy of: Aaron Leitz

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