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A storybook Tudor home in Washington gets a stunning modern update

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NB Design Group has completely redesigned this beautiful storybook Tudor home built in 1924, located in the small Seattle suburb of Medina, Washington. The designer retained the fairytale facade but reimagined the interiors for a modern lifestyle.

Upon approach to the home, the inviting exterior presents a brick turret, moss-covered roof, copper gutters, and a flagstone pathway leading up to the front entry. With its charming outdoor aesthetic, the interiors needed to match. This home had not been updated since the 1980s and the interior was dark, cramped, and weighed down with heavy woodwork.

The kitchen and bathroom were constructed for a 1920s lifestyle, devoid of modern amenities. Despite this home’s charming character, living in the past was not desirable for the new occupants. The designers’ vision for this home, was to make it feel livable, unexpected, and whimsical.

DESIGN DETAILS: INTERIOR DESIGN NB Design Group CONTRACTOR MandA Homes 

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Above: In the living room, preserved details include the fireplace along with the beautiful French doors. Furnishings include a CB2 daybed, a pair of Kravet sofas upholstered in dark blue-colored mohair by HBF Textiles, and a coffee table sourced from Restoration Hardware. Grounding this space is an area rug from Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpets.

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Above: Original wall sconces grace the walls, which are painted in White Dove OC-17 | Benjamin Moore. Living spaces feature a mix of contemporary and mid-century furnishings. The designer focused on updating the interiors to mix old with new elements, paying homage to the past while layering in modern pieces.

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What We Love: This storybook Tudor home has been completely updated to respect its past while bringing in a fresh and modern look to meet the needs of its current inhabitants. The interiors are layered with beautiful fixtures, finishes, and materials that honor the history of this beautiful home. We are loving that the exterior facade has retained its historical charm with small, cosmetic updates for a timeless appeal.

Tell Us: What elements in the redesign of this dwelling do you find most inspiring and why in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: Home Tour: A 1930s historic home in Seattle gets a modern makeover and A 1910 Colonial Revival style house gets a stunning makeover in Seattle.

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Above: A hallway that separates the kitchen from the living room features a cozy built-in bench. The accent pillows are in a fabric by Holland & Sherry. In the window, the roman shades are in a Perennials textile. Oak flooring in a herringbone pattern is found in the kitchen, stained to match the original flooring that is in the living area and staircase landing.

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Above: In the kitchen, the blue ILVE range with its Thermador hood provides a beautiful contrast against the white cabinetry and backsplash. The custom cabinetry is by Baywood Cabinet with Caesarstone countertops and a white subway tile backsplash from Daltile. The breakfast nook features a Saarinen pedestal table sourced from Design Within Reach with Knoll Saarinen Chairs. Suspended above the table, is the Original Bubble Chandelier from Pelle Designs.

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Above: In the dining room, Japanese modern style bentwood chairs encircle a vintage Henredon dining table. The beautiful blue hutch was hand-crafted by Redford House and sourced from J Garner Home, whose showroom is in the Seattle Design Center.

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Above: Upstairs, the designer contracted Broderick Architects for structural changes. In the bedroom of this storybook tudor home, the walls on either side of the fireplace were torn down to connect the sleeping area with a sitting room. The originally flat ceiling was raised to 10 feet at its peak. The closet was relocated to the bathroom, which was completely transformed into an oasis.

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Above: This bathroom has a serene, spa-inspired feel thanks to the material selections and freestanding Signature Hardware tub with Waterworks fittings. On the wall are glazed concave hex mosaic tiles by Heritage Tile. The floors are porcelain tile sourced from Florida Tile.

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Above: In a guest bedroom, the cozy daybed is from Pottery Barn. The mid-century Nemi side table is in a faux shagreen finish from Made Goods. The window treatments are in a Perennials fabric sourced from Restoration Hardware. 

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PHOTOGRAPHER Haris Kenjar

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Christine
13 days ago

Gorgeous! This looks like a GAF Camelot roof. Looking for the color name?!

Nancy W Markon
11 months ago

Please keep showing more of the variety in home design this house represents. It’s eclectic mix of old and new is skillfully done and interesting as is the subtle use of color.