South Hill

This project was the remodel of Lisa’s 1920’s Tudor Revival home in Bellingham, Washington. The property sits on South Hill and has expansive views of the bay. 

Our goal was to keep the overall Tudor feel, but freshen and lighten it up as well as address existing space flow issues.  All trim throughout the main rooms was painted a putty grey color and paired with crisp white walls.  The center stair hall trim was painted black.  In the living room we removed old out-of-scale bookshelves and an awkward oversized fireplace was torn out. We then installed a simple stucco Tudor-inspired fireplace surround. 

Openings between rooms were increased including a large arch between living room and dining room.  In the TV room we installed dark gray paneling.  The kitchen was a budget focused re-do; we unearthed the original fir floors beneath 4 layers of linoleum, took down all upper cabinets and the hood and replaced them with open shelving.  Cabinets were given a fresh coat of black paint.  For furnishings, the home is layered with a collection of old New England treasures and vintage and modern finds.

Photos by Belathée Photography