An outdated condo gets a warm and sophisticated makeover in Washington

contemporary living room

An outdated condo needed a more functional and bright layout, completely transformed by architects Hoedemaker Pfeiffer​ in Tacoma, Washington. After residing in several cities and traveling across the globe, this homeowner wished to create a home base. He purchased a well-loved condo in a building designed by a renowned local architect in the stadium district of the city and sought to completely reimagine the space.

As an avid art collector and supporter of the arts, showcasing his collection was paramount in the new design. ​The architects pulled inspiration from mid-century wood screens to functionally divide spaces while still allowing light to flow through. The condo draws most of its natural light from the waterside of the home, so the wood screens allow natural light to penetrate deep into the space.​

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECTURE REMODELHoedemaker Pfeiffer​ INTERIOR DESIGNHoedemaker Pfeiffer​ CONTRACTOR ​Treleven Project Management​

contemporary living room

Most of the pieces specified for this project were vintage, from the Guillerme et Chambrondining set to the Illum Wikkelsø coffee table in the living room. These pieces’ history, patina, and vintage nature were important to both the homeowner and the designer.

contemporary living room

The living room was designed to be an entertaining space, centered by a leathered marble-clad fireplace with a blackened steel hearth. A wood frame sofa and multiple armchairs allow flexible seating and movability.

contemporary living room

This is the room the homeowner spends hours in each night, unwinding, lounging, and watching television. The designer was sure to specify an extremely comfortable and nap-worthy sectional in a hearty linen that is forgiving in color (for inevitable crumbs).

contemporary home bar

The custom TV wall multi-tasks to house the television, ceramics, picture frames, and a small wet bar.

contemporary kitchen

The size of the Kitchen was greatly expanded, keeping the aesthetic clean with flat front cabinets (oak) and bronze and integrated pulls. The island is large enough for a few friends to hang out with a drink while someone works in the kitchen. ​ The countertops are Caesarstone Quartz. The pendant lights are from Allied Maker. The custom drawer pulls and all other metal items are by Scott Cormier, Splice Metal Works in Tacoma, WA.

contemporary kitchen

What We Love: This outdated condo has undergone a complete transformation into a more bright and spacious layout. Living spaces were designed to feel warm and welcoming with refined styling. The owner’s art collection can be found throughout, adding personality to the interiors. Overall, the project team did a fantastic job of updating this home to meet the lifestyle needs of the owner, creating a place to call home.

Tell Us: What details in this condo remodel project do you find most interesting? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Washington: An old Tudor style house in Washington gets a beautiful transformation and A revamped lake house beautifully connects with nature on Mercer Island.

contemporary kitchen with open shelves

contemporary dining room

Above: A vintage dining table and chairs from 1stDibs sit in a sunlit corner of the dining/kitchen area. The kitchen transformed from dark and dated to an expanded, oak-clad zone with slabbed backsplashes. The light fixture above the table is from Visual Comfort.

contemporary bathroom

contemporary bedroom

The Primary Bedroom and Bathroom are tonal and serene, a nightly sanctuary for our client. The walls are wrapped in a small-scale printed grasscloth wallcovering that is a quiet, complimentary backdrop for the client’s favorite artwork. The oak bed and nightstands help to provide a warm contrast against the cool, northwest-inspired palette. The wall sconce is from Atelier de Troupe, while the table lamp is from Stone And Sawyer.

contemporary bedroom

Above: The wallpaper in the bedroom is from Mark Alexander, The Romo Group, while the area rug was sourced from Eliko Rug Gallery.

contemporary closet

contemporary dresser with artwork above

Above: The painting is by Robert Rauschenberg Photographs.

contemporary closet

contemporary bathroom vanity

Above: The ceiling light fixture was sourced from Lumfardo Luminaires.

contemporary bathroom with a freestanding tub

Above: The wall tile in the bathroom is from Ann Sacks. The plumbing fixtures are from Watermark Designs. The bath towel was sourced from Parachute Home.


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Anneke Van de Laar
1 month ago

Indeed a very special vibe.

Tammy Adams
1 month ago

Love the mood of this condo.