This family of five needed a kitchen that fit their active lifestyle. The main goal of the kitchen remodel was to create an open plan that flows into the dining room and home office. Slate tile flooring and shared cabinetry connects the kitchen and home office, which also functions as the kids' homework center.
Gray-Blue Craftsman Home With Neutral Stone Walkway
This stunning craftsman home features a gray-blue stucco and neutral stone exterior. A blend of gray stones, neutral stone slabs and concrete make up the walkway that extends from the driveway to the lime green front door.
Connection with nature was part of the Craftsman movement notes Artemesia's owner Leonard Fenton. "Rather than express your dominion over nature," Craftsman designs "were supposed to bring you close to nature."
In the fall of 2013, a single-story Craftsman was remodeled into a cafe and bookstore combo with a local, sustainable design that fosters community and commerce. The project attracted the attention of Historic Seattle and received the very high honor of their "Preserving Neighborhood Character Award" for transforming a humble house into an inviting community gathering place for a unique neighborhood business.
This project provided an opportunity to bring some authentic Craftsman ideals to this graciously aging bungalow home in a fresh and innovative way. The owners care deeply about using appropriate details and materials that would be originally appropriate to their home.
They also made it a priority to source materials manufactured in an environmentally friendly and health-conscious manner, and to employ the talents of local craftsmen wherever possible.