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Villa DIANA

Renovations and Alterations

Construction Start Date: 02.01.2022

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Villa Diana  |  Renovations and Alterations | A Neoclasscal Lakeside Villa  |  Enatai, Washington  

I designed this neoclassical villa located on Lake Washington for Richard and Diane Forman in 2002. Ken and Elaine Uptain recently purchased it for an unprecedented sum. They plan to update the home with modern conveniences and several architectural enhancements to personalize the project for themselves.

Jim Dearth will be the project architect, Susan Marinello will be the interior designer, Chip Ragen will become the landscape design/build, and Shultz Miller will be the general contractor. Construction is slated to begin early in 2022.

Laurel Hall  |  A Shingle Style Manor  |  Medina Heights

The shingle-style house is a culmination of architectural periods and vernaculars which began cropping up during the popular late 19th-century summer destinations such as Cape Cod, Newport, and Long Island. Massive stone masonry foundations anchored free-form two and three-story floors while continuous wood shingles wrapped walls and roofs. Expansive porches offer vacationers shaded areas for family life and socializing. While the unadorned style still finds its origins on the many

coastal regions of New England landscape and even here in the Northwest, it has taken hold in and around the San Juan’s and even inner urban areas like Seattle and Bellevue. The Shingle style is unquestionably one of my favorite types of homes to plan and design. Even though I still grapple in achieving symmetrical purity, the Shingle home, unlike a Palladian or Georgian style, has proven to be forgiving and is willing to embrace asymmetrical practicality. For a variety of reasons, it serves a purpose in function with no sacrifice to

aesthetics. Laurel Hall has an abundance of asymmetrical shingle-style ideas. This style lends itself well to a variety of silhouettes that translate into dramatic roof lines with repetitive dormers and bay windows. The gambrel roofs and shed dormers easily create an additional finished area for second-story terraces. First-floor porches tuck easily beneath the main roof lines and wrap these irregular footprints better than any other traditional architectural style.

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Bits and Peices  |  A Shingle Style Cottage  |  Bottom of the Sea | Bellevue

The shingle-style house is a culmination of architectural periods and vernaculars which began cropping up during the popular late 19th-century summer destinations such as Cape Cod, Newport, and Long Island. Massive stone masonry foundations anchored free-form two and three-story floors while continuous wood shingles wrapped walls and roofs. Expansive porches offer vacationers shaded areas for family life and socializing. While the unadorned style still finds its origins on the many

coastal regions of New England landscape and even here in the Northwest, it has taken hold in and around the San Juan’s and even inner urban areas like Seattle and Bellevue. The Shingle style is unquestionably one of my favorite types of homes to plan and design. Even though I still grapple in achieving symmetrical purity, the Shingle home, unlike a Palladian or Georgian style, has proven to be forgiving and is willing to embrace asymmetrical practicality. For a variety of reasons, it serves a purpose in function with no sacrifice to

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Shingle on San Juan Island  |  A Shingle Style Cottage 

The shingle-style house is a culmination of architectural periods and vernaculars which began cropping up during the popular late 19th-century summer destinations such as Cape Cod, Newport, and Long Island. Massive stone masonry foundations anchored free-form two and three-story floors while continuous wood shingles wrapped walls and roofs. Expansive porches offer vacationers shaded areas for family life and socializing. While the unadorned style still finds its origins on the many

coastal regions of New England landscape and even here in the Northwest, it has taken hold in and around the San Juan’s and even inner urban areas like Seattle and Bellevue. The Shingle style is unquestionably one of my favorite types of homes to plan and design. Even though I still grapple in achieving symmetrical purity, the Shingle home, unlike a Palladian or Georgian style, has proven to be forgiving and is willing to embrace asymmetrical practicality. For a variety of reasons, it serves a purpose in function with no sacrifice to

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Tudor in Laurelhurst |  A Small Entry and Staircase Expansion - that's it? 

There are many lovely older homes throughout Seattle, particularly the Laurelhurst area near Sand Point. Many of these homes have been immaculately kept, but the rooms are tiny and compartmentalized. To expand the size of several key rooms the decision was made to relocate the staircase and the entry and entry foyer. This is a small design commission – not all the projects that I undertake are large with big budgets. So fear not to ask, if yours fits into a different bracket