Tyler Engle Architects brought uniformity and life back to this old home for a family in Seattle, Washington looking for simple elegance in a functional space, with major exterior renovations as well.

Originally built in the 1920’s, this house suffered numerous inharmonious modifications and additions requiring an almost surgical design approach. Reconfigured circulation, enhanced functionality, and a wholly new interior were the result of a substantial remodel where most of the upper floor and roof were strategically removed.

The clients’ preference for the simple volumes of the “shingle-style” Cape Cod vernacular inspired a Shaker-like minimalism evident in the five gable roof form, the repetition of the double-hung window module and the weathered cedar shingle exterior.

Architecture: Tyler Engle Architects
Contractor: Schultz Miller
Photography: Aaron Leitz