We have been working on a house remodel in Sammamish for the last year and a half and it is finally closing in on completion, so I fiqured I post some construction photos from my site visit this morning. Â One my favorite elements is a screen porch off the dining room, partially because it is a great example of the client's vital participation in the process, and part because it is going to be such a wonderful place to hang out. Â The screen porch was born in programming when we were discussing how half the family loved hanging out outdoors, but the other half hated the bugs. Â In order to keep the family together, the screen porch was the simple solution. Â Connected to the dining room via a large panel siding door, framed with care so that the structure is all exposed, it cuts to the soul of the house they wanted: Â engaged with the outdoors, family-centric, with a elegant simplicity that highlighted the materials and craft. Next summer: the landscaping with a stairway that bridges across a simple water feature.
The family room is also starting to come together. Â The room has a band of 6' windows that wrap around three walls with bench seats below, a slate fireplace, and a coffered ceiling. Â The bench seats will have leather cushions and storage underneath for games etc, making it the perfect cozy hang out spot.