Madrona Mansion:  Renovating an Early 20th Century French-Style Mansion

The objective of this project was to keep the integrity of the existing architectural style while modernizing many of the house’s architectural systems, harmonizing the exterior architectural design, and comprehensively upgrading the interior design.

The challenge in this case was to make the finished project’s elements all seem in keeping with each other and the original style of the house despite a multi-million dollar renovation.  Some of the design elements were fully marble walls in the kitchen, a custom-made stove from France, and reclaimed wood floors from a French chateau. The original design inspiration two centuries-old, carved European oak console cabinets that had been found years before kitchen construction started.

The client was surprised with how significant the transformation was, and how truly beautiful and unique the final result could be. The client still lives in this remarkable Madrona mansion today. The kitchen was originally published in YEAR in [national magazine] and was subsequently featured in the Top 100 Kitchens of the Year published in YEAR in [same magazine].