Dorffel Drive ResidenceWhen the house was built in 1903, this 10-room, 8,000 SF Victorian-style residence in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood was a shining example of the work of renowned Seattle architects William E. Boone and James N. Corner. Now, more than 100 years later, Charter Construction restored the home to its original grandeur.
Work included new siding and roofing, structural upgrades, new exterior decks and select new interior finishes for the kitchen and master bedroom. Many finishes remained intact and were restored to preserve the historic nature of the home. Landscape improvements included new exterior walkways, a double stair entry and a new spa.
Charter crews conducted exhaustive product research so existing items could be repaired or refinished rather than being purchased new. Many of the existing windows were restored, and those that were replaced were retrofitted with glass from windows elsewhere in the home. Selective demolition allowed the hardwood flooring and much of the original plaster to remain in place. Charter crews worked closely with the owner and vendors to successfully integrate historic items – such as the existing heat radiators – with new systems.
Architect: Sullivan Conard Architects
Location: Seattle, Washington