“When architect Tim Rhodes was hired to renovate a cramped 1950’s rambler on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill, he faced a common problem: How do you add a second floor without it looking like an addition? His solution was to redesign the façade.”
“Working with the owners, Rhodes needed to integrate the second story with the existing brick-faced ground floor and avoid a top-heavy look.”.
“To minimize the appearance of the home’s height, Rhodes separated the first and second stories […]
“We realized that, deep within, this was sort of a farmhouse,” says Tim. And treating it that way provided solutions for making it even better.”
“Looking closely at the existing structure of any house you’re thinking of changing. Pull the best out of it-but don’t think you have to slavishly follow any one style. A house can keep traditional elements and still have new and more playful characteristics.”
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“Rhodes is known for his intelligent and distinctly Northwest designs. A recently completed favorite of Rhodes is Magnolia Gardens, a four-bedroom home with views of Elliot Bay and West Seattle that utilizes the foundation of a house built in the early 1950’s. “I think it set a new standard for speculative residences,” says Rhodes. “One of my goals in the past 10 years had been to experiment with houses built for sale, with the intention of challenging other builders and […]