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Seward Park Pool House

This 1950’s rambler was originally built for a Boeing engineer and his family in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle. When our clients acquired the home we were pleased to discover it came with hand drawn blueprints drafted by the original owner himself! Considered very modern and “forward” for 1950, the home includes all the snazzy hallmarks of homes of the era; a “high fi” hard wired sound system, Hibachi grill inside, and of course, a pool! We embarked on refurbishing the good (amazing beams & stonework). And re-doing the dated (all new windows and doors with awkward trim removed and clean drywall wrapped corners instead). Complete gut remodel and rework of kitchen and bathroom were undertaken. Wide planked white Tuari oak floors installed throughout. Notable finishes include the Heath Ceramic kitchen tiles with custom steel shelves fitted perfectly into the grout line of the tile; and the playful blue Moroccan tile in the bathroom with white faucet (not chrome). Furnishings and light fixtures are a combination of modern classics, vintage finds, and textural, open and airy layers.

Photos by Kara Mercer

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