Located in the Wedgewood neighborhood of North Seattle, this midcentury house was in need of a makeover. The main goal of the project was to provide more connection between the segregated living spaces, update the materials, design a new kitchen and add an apartment on the lower level. Much of the interior elements were kept or simply refreshed. A new Ikea kitchen with walnut cabinet and door faces from Semihandmade complement the crisp white tile of the existing fireplace. The oak hardwood flooring was maintained while a dated stone entry floor would be removed and replaced to match. In the lower level, a two-bedroom apartment with a separate entry and access to the pool will provide additional space for in-laws, kids on summer break from university, or a short-term rental.