Before & After: A Seattle Midcentury Sloughs Off Its Unsightly Finishes

Design studio Le Whit peels away decades’ worth of dated remodels at this 1958 residence in View Ridge.

When Liza Curtiss and Corey Kingston of design studio Le Whit first toured this 1958 home in a lovely Seattle neighborhood known for its fantastic views, they found a growing list of offenses: swirling, patterned carpet throughout the main floor; a fireplace of mottled, beige brick; yellow floral wallpaper in the main en suite; the bold, stone-like material in the hall bathroom.

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at