A Refreshed Midcentury Seattle House Keeps the Details and Cleans Out the Rough Edges

For the second part of a multiphase renovation, the architects at GO’C focused on the original Albert Orin Bumgardner design, and pared back newer additions.

In 2019, realtors Lindsey and Michael Pearsall moved from Nashville to Seattle, looking for mountains and water—a setting that would accommodate their active lifestyles. With their dog, daughter, and another baby on the way, the duo settled into West Seattle, renting a house to see how they’d like the neighborhood. By 2020, and deep into the pandemic, the Pearsalls knew they wanted to stay in the city, and they were looking to buy. The couple had made three offers on the same property in Capitol Hill—a neighborhood about 30 minutes northeast of where they were living—when a midcentury house just a few blocks down from their rental went on the market. 

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