Home Spotlight: Creating a Forever Home

This family home is tucked away ideally in the woods atop a hill in Orting. But the owners wanted a larger space for their growing family. “Our vision was to be in our ‘forever home’ and have a place large enough and set up for entertaining. It was also important to have lots of room for the kids and their friends. We wanted it to be cozy and inviting, and that’s exactly what was created,” the homeowners now say.

Work began on the remodel in April 2017, and the updates were completed in January 2019. The remodeled home now has a new entryway with a custom tile “mat.” On one side, a glass double barn door opens to an office. On the other is the new dining room. The ceilings soar to 20 feet as you walk into the great room with a stunning stone fireplace. The grand space easily accommodates a reading nook and component cabinets.

The white window and door casings are a custom design, contrasting with the black metal window frames. The generous-size kitchen houses a 15-foot island for adequate seating. With a full-height tile backsplash and premium appliances, this kitchen checks off everything on the homeowners’ wish list.

The five-piece master bath features a freestanding tub surrounded by a vintage pattern and a fully custom-tiled walk-in shower with a bench and recessed space.

The second story now houses a bonus room, game room and fourth bathroom, making it a perfect place for a game night or sleepover. Bedrooms received new carpeting and the staircase was opened with railings for a more spacious feel.

In the end, these homeowners did not have an address change but almost everything else changed for them to realize their “forever home” vision.

LEAH GROUT

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Home Remodelers: Jim Burbridge & Scott Overby

Designers: Amy Moore & Michelle TallentImages by Leah Shimanskiy

Rustic Luxury Renewal

Nestled on 11 acres with a breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier, this Pan Abode home made a grand statement when it was built in 1980. Still, the homeowners envisioned an upgrade that would take it to “dream” status for them. Creating great entertaining space was the primary goal of the remodeling project of this Edgewood estate. The lively homeowners throw a lot of dinner parties and pool parties, and even occasionally host wedding events on their luscious grounds.

The addition to their home proved challenging, given the unique nature of the structure. But their dreams were realized when owners of American Dream Design Build, Scott Overby and Jim Burbridge, began the project. The team focused primarily on connectivity to the outdoors and the original appeal of the cedar home.

They installed large sliding glass doors, relocated windows, added a sleeping porch and deck, and used lighting and heating units to create a year-round sanctuary. Even the homeowners’ beloved tree was incorporated into the design. The team built the deck around the tree and created yet another talking point for the homeowners’ social gatherings.

Next, the homeowners decided to design an extra-large kitchen for entertaining that also functions for their catering business. Transforming the previous small kitchen into a commercial kitchen twice the size was no small feat. Inset cabinetry with open plate racks line the walls. Brass faucetry pairs beautifully with the soapstone countertop and a custom apronfront sink. A custom copper hood spans 84 inches above the range.

“American Dream Design Build has a team of skilled artisan builders that was able to meet all of our design challenges while keeping our vision intact,” says homeowner Doug Herrick. “We are very happy with the end result.” He added that it will be loved for years!

Upon completion, American Dream Design Build and The Puyallup Design Center were so taken with the remodel projects that they submitted them to the Master Builders Association competition and received REX (Remodeling Excellence) Awards on both projects.

KELLY LENIHAN

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