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Cziesla Residence, Seattle, WA

The Cziesla family was faced with a common dilemma amongst
many young families in the city – As the family was outgrowing their home did
they buy a new home or add onto the home they owned? After searching around
they discovered that buying a house large enough for their future needs
required moving out to the suburbs or spending an inordinate amount of money to
stay in the city. After weighing the options and facing leaving the
neighborhood and neighbors they had grown to love the decision to remodel and
enlarge their home became obvious. 

Build Highlights

  • Exposed Douglas Fir glulam beams
  • Custom fabricated glulam beam connectors
  • Salvaged and refurbished heavy timber Douglas Fir columns.
  • Reclaimed Australian Mountain Ash tongue and groove wood flooring.
  • Low VOC paints and vegetable based wood oil finishes for improved indoor air quality.
  • 2 ½ story central tower connects living spaces on both floors and provides for a fun climbing wall.
  • 7’-0” x 7’-0” pyramid skylight brings natural light into the central focal point of the house.
  • Medite door and window trim – Formaldehyde free MDF for improved indoor air quality.
  • Reclaimed slate chalkboard countertops.
  • Heated tile bathroom floors.