The Constance Drive House is a Romanesque house facing western views across northwest Seattle’s Magnolia Boulevard.
Rhodes Architecture + Light was asked to develop a design for a large addition to and renovation of this home including a new family room, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, a master suite, foyer, and office. Crucial to the design was the creation of an eastern entrance since the house was always entered from this direction and the existing formal entrance on the southwest was not used. The creation of a new entrance included the landscaping of the rear yard, new terraces, new exterior and interior foyers and new open space incorporating the added kitchen, family room, a mudroom, and foyers. New electrical, plumbing, and radiant hydronic heating systems were also added to the house.
Since this was an extensive addition to an existing Romanesque house it was critical that the new space flow into the existing plan and feel original to the house. Rhodes Architecture + Light studied the period style and details of the house and selected forms, materials, and finishes that were contemporary yet derived from the colors and textures of the Romanesque period.