Honoring the craftsmanship and style of the original owner

 

As a recipient of awards for historic preservation, our firm understands the importance of honoring a home's history and character. When presented with the opportunity to remodel this mid-century gem hidden in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, our designers knew that restoration was the correct approach. Consulting the original owner and builder, S. Baird Design gained firsthand insight into the construction techniques of the era and collected unique stories about the home, rich in history. A successful restoration and design was the result, seamlessly blending the craftsmanship and character of the past with the modern amenities and lifestyle of the present. 

 

 
The original oak flooring had never been exposed—it was discovered underneath wall-to-wall white carpeting. The designers had it refinished. As the living room was quite large, multiple seating areas were created with a curated mixture of the furnishings belonging to the former owner, mid-century pieces picked up over time, and newer Crate and Barrel upholstered pieces. 

The original oak flooring had never been exposed—it was discovered underneath wall-to-wall white carpeting. The designers had it refinished. As the living room was quite large, multiple seating areas were created with a curated mixture of the furnishings belonging to the former owner, mid-century pieces picked up over time, and newer Crate and Barrel upholstered pieces. 

Keeping the original tiny kitchen footprint, the designers chose to update all finishes with minimal reconfiguration. A walnut bar was installed in place of the original formica, and the cooktop was moved from the kitchen and installed into the bar top, creating more counter prep space. White Carrara marble counters were installed in the kitchen, complementing the white overhead cabinets.

Keeping the original tiny kitchen footprint, the designers chose to update all finishes with minimal reconfiguration. A walnut bar was installed in place of the original formica, and the cooktop was moved from the kitchen and installed into the bar top, creating more counter prep space. White Carrara marble counters were installed in the kitchen, complementing the white overhead cabinets.

The original sliding partitions separating the kitchen from the dining room, made from burlap encased in amber-hued plastic, were restored.

The original sliding partitions separating the kitchen from the dining room, made from burlap encased in amber-hued plastic, were restored.

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All interior walls are restored mahogany. The ceiling is composed of rough hewn cedar 2x4's with a metal i-beam down the center to carry load and eliminate the need for interior partitioning walls.

All interior walls are restored mahogany. The ceiling is composed of rough hewn cedar 2x4's with a metal i-beam down the center to carry load and eliminate the need for interior partitioning walls.