Alterations and Additions have long been an important part of my practice. While I've done many new home projects starting from the ground up, taking an existing home and improving it is very satisfying. Our own home as originally designed by UW Architecture classmate Hawley Dudley on the South end of Mercer Island is a case in point. This was a "tear-down" which we saved from the demolition crew. We've completely rebuilt it as well as restored the half acre garden. The "before" and "after photos below show what we've been able to accomplish over the years.
A very rewarding process. J-