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Brilliant renovation of a hillside midcentury modern home in Seattle

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This 1950’s hillside midcentury modern home has undergone a complete interior remodel by SHED Architecture & Design, located in the heart of Seattle, Washington. To meet the owner’s lifestyle needs, modern updates were given to the living room, kitchen, and guest bedrooms, along with an expanded master suite.

The design team applied a mixture of natural woods and brick while inserting new materials to preserve this dwelling’s original character and charm. Encompassing 2,250 square feet of living space the architects also added a new indoor pool to this home… Continue below for before (the remodel) images and floor plans!

Project Team: Architecture: SHED Architecture & Design | Contractor: Ambrose Construction | Structural Engineer: Todd Perbix | Interior Design: Jennie Gruss | Cabinetry: Beech Tree Woodworks

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What We Love: This hillside midcentury modern home offers its inhabitants a newly updated design to better meet their lifestyle needs. Mixing the old with the new, this home has a refreshed look that offers an inviting warmth, ideal for family living. We are especially loving how the architects were able to reconfigure an old tool shed into an indoor pool that can be enjoyed by this family all year round.

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design aesthetic of this remodeled midcentury home? Please let us know your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other inspirng home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project, Shed Architects: Midcentury ranch-style house gets inspiring transformation in Seattle and Old barn on Whidbey Island converted into stunning home for entertaining.

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On the main level, green slate flooring in the entryway was preserved, as were the original hardwood floors in the living and dining area. Throughout the rest of the interiors, new flooring was installed.

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“Originally, the two floors of the home were mirrored, which was a common architectural approach in the 1950s,” stated the architects. “For this reason, SHED did not make any major structural changes but instead updated the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms to better align with the family’s living patterns.”

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On the ceiling, the original Douglas fir ceiling is left exposed.

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Illuminating the dining room table is the Heracleum II pendant light from Moooi. 

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The kitchen was completely redesigned, including portions of the cabinets sheathed in a maroon laminate at the request of the owner for pops of color.

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In order to expand the master suite, the architects converted a spare bedroom into a light and airy bathroom featuring tiled walls, floating vanity, and an open shower with a frosted glass window.

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The owners wished to have a powder bath on the main level, yet there was insufficient space. The architects got creative and devised a separate toilet compartment off the master bath to be dual-purpose.

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The lower level encompasses two bedrooms along with a den featuring a plush blue sectional, grey carpeting, and a brick fireplace.

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On the lower level, a tool shed was converted into an indoor pool — one of the main challenges to this home’s limited footprint. This “endless pool” measures roughly 7×13-feet. Cedar clads the ceiling, walls, and floors.

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An entryway just off of the garage was converted into a dedicated mudroom featuring a wooden screen.

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Photos: Rafael Soldi

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Michael D Keenoy
4 months ago

Fantastic renovation of a house with good bones. I love the interesting and functional bookcase surround for the sectional in the living room. I also like the way they included the powder room with but separate from the master bath, again making the most of limited space.
The inclusion of before pictures and a floor plan is very much appreciated. Exterior photographs would be a nice addition because integratng nature into the house makes a more complete home and we get some hints that is being done in this home. Thank you very much for sharing this with us.