Hill HouseThe Hill House, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, is a renovated 1920s house that was completed in three phases. Phase One included the demolition of the first floor and construction of four bedrooms and a master bathroom with finishes including white terrazzo floors, custom door and base trims and radiant floor heating.
Phase Two included the demolition of the existing garage, basement, and mechanical rooms. Crews cut the existing 22” concrete exterior wall of the garage to make room for an additional door opening. New plumbing and electrical was installed and all finish work was painstakingly matched to the home’s original. The home now features a full-scale media and fitness room with full sauna and integrated media control systems, wet bar with a wine room and additional hidden storage.
The final phase of this project included the renovation of the main living area, kitchen, bathroom and roof top terrace. To add more light to the kitchen and living room, crews cut the existing 17” concrete exterior wall to make room for two Nana doors on the north side of the house. The kitchen was enlarged and includes a feature island, perfect for entertaining or preparing a family meal. The existing ballroom flooring was refinished and the west walls overlooking the roof terrace were converted into a wall of windows for light and openness. The roof terrace received new pedestal pavers and an updated trellis with glass canopy to create a beautiful entertaining space overlooking South Lake Union.
Architect: Stuart Silk Architects
Location: Seattle, Washington