“Drawing from the historical influence imparted by Pries (the original architect in 1930), Hoedemaker Pfeiffer drew from our favorite elements of Spanish + European design to create a unique aesthetic that felt true to the original house while also being fresh and modern. A large addition was added at the back of the house to make space for the larger kitchen, new sunroom and butler’s pantry, along with an additional bedroom suite on the second floor. Additional tweaks were made throughout the rest of the house to create a modern floor plan all the while paying special attention to blur the lines between the old and new. New materials such as steel windows, brick and clay roof tiles were carefully selected to blend in with the existing materials of the house.
Though the house is in a historic, traditional neighborhood in Seattle, the client wanted the interiors of the house to be anything but. Each room is sprinkled with midcentury standouts such as Guillerme et Chambron, Charles Dudouyt, Arne Norell and others. Sitting among colorful artworks from a variety of time periods and genres, the vibe of the home is far from conventional.”
A seamless transition between the old and the new, of traditional and contemporary. Paying homage in Seattle by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.
Photography by Haris Kenjar