Located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, US, a fine example on a remodeled dwelling takes our attention. It was the work of Studio Zerbey Architecture which can turn the house into a serene and smashing beauty. The exterior and interior parts are super rocking and we want you to see how things are managed there.
According to Studio Zerbey Architecture, actually, the house was purchased in 2006. Some changes were made since then such as the small 1910 fixer-upper that has been completely gutted and renovated. Then, after reconfiguring the layout, it took some beneficial steps by using unfinished attic and partial basement and made it grow from a 770 SF 1 bedroom, 1 bath to a 1300 SF 3 bedroom, 2 baths.
Furthermore, there are some footprint found there which were turned to give another advantage. It was creatively used as chances for creative solutions and ways to maximize living well in a small home without an addition needed. Considering the small budget, the sustainable features are maintained by experimenting on layout and volumes.
As planned, the house was intended to be in small size so that it could help reducing the amount of energy and materials needed. Surprisingly all of the windows and doors were also replaced. In change, the insulation was added and efficient mechanical systems and non-toxic materials were installed.
Though there are no air conditioners, on summer where weather is too hot to handle, a fan in the stairwell pulls cool air up from the basement and gets rid of warm air out through the roof window in the loft. For its lighting method, there are skylights and reflective white surfaces where the sun light can illuminate the space perfectly even when it is the cloudiest of Seattle days.
Taking a look into the exterior part, the modern landscaping is so stunning. With a subtle modern touch with paint color and a new front stoop, we like to say it is a great looking yard. There are more to amaze you completely. Will be better if you spare your time to view all the images there and see the details. It is a nice house and we hope you think the same.