Lake washington house
The Lake Washington House plan was to add an additional bedroom and bathroom, as well as one garage space and plenty of room for bicycles. The 5 year plan includes an outdoor shower, a dock, and a backyard shed and exercise studio facing the lake. The existing house sits on a very tight waterfront site along the Burke Gilman, a Rails-to-Trails multi-use trail. The proposed addition fits neatly into the averaged setbacks of the neighboring homes and also includes a carport and entry canopy. The upper floor extends into the existing footprint where a new stair connects the living room with a bedroom and bathroom above. Skylights direct plenty of natural light to the new stairway and clerestory windows pass this light along into the bedroom. The addition will be clad in a cement panel rainscreen, with clean lines to complement the existing brick and clay tile roof. On the interior, a fresh paint scheme, additional storage, and a built-in desk will give this family of 4 room to settle in.