East Meets West
Adding a 1,500-square-foot top story allowed the designers of this lakeside remodel to improve the home's circulation and permit easier access from the garage. The addition also houses a media room and an office.
To incorporate the owner's collection of Asian furniture, designer Scott Hommas introduced what he calls an "Asian-influenced Craftsman style" to an interior that blends redwood, rich stone, and natural fibers. The exterior echoes the theme with wide overhangs, new railings, and a Japanese entry garden.
The judges praised the "fantastic craftsmanship" and noted that the balanced wood detail prevents the interior from feeling heavy.
Category: Whole-house remodeling, over $300,000
Location: Bellevue, Wash.
Contractor: Jeff Jordan, J.L. Jordan Co., Seattle
Designer: Scott Hommas, Curtis Gelotte Architects, Kirkland, Wash.
Interior designer: Linda Nohavec, Lake Street Studios, Bellevue