Category 'Custom home'


Lake Sammamish Remodel Completion

This project was a remodel to the existing kitchen of a Lake Sammaish residence. The original home is classic mid-century kitchen renovated into a modern space with clean lines. This gave way to open the floor plan to connect the living room, dinging and kitchen. The Pental Quartz counter space organized the occupied area gracefully with […]


PNA Home Design and Remodel Fair 2015

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We’re excited to be a part of the 2015 PNA Home Design & Remodel Fair this Sunday at the Phinney Center. Stop by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood. Tickets are available at the door. Don’t forgot to your 2 for 1 coupon on the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s facebook page.


Clyde Hill – Construction Update – July

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The efforts for completing the Clyde Hill Residence renovation have shifted to the interior during the month of July as painting, staining, and finishing details are completed. The light finish of the cabinetry, along with the white paint and abundance of windows throughout the house keeps the home bright and cheerful during all hours of the […]


TDX Renovation work begins

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Construction is now underway on the renovation of Theta Delta Chi at the University of Washington. Work is beginning on the portico deck. Improvements to this portion of the building will include rot and damage repair, repairing of the columns & capitals, railing repair, a new waterproof deck, and improved access to the deck. Additional […]


Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Mar. 2014

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This March has been a busy month for the Clyde Hill Residence as the entryway and entry roof have completed framing, the exterior is stripped of existing cladding, and the interior framing is pushing towards completion.  March also saw the installation of most the windows and exterior doors.  Once this installation is complete work will […]


YP House Remodel 1

Photos of the recently completed YP House Remodel. An infill two story addition and remodel to a Yarrow Point house, originally designed by architect Jeffrey Taylor. The project connects the garage to the house while adding dormers and clerestory windows to maintain the scale and character of the existing home. A modest addition to the […]


Sammamish Kitchen Remodel – Before and After

A remodel to a 1970s split level home.  The original kitchen was enclosed and separated from the rest of the living space. With limited counter space and a dining nook too small to be utilized, the existing space was in need of some improvement. Our design included opening up the walls, modifying the layout while […]


Green Remodel Strategies for Aging at Home

You’re never too old for a green remodel! Universal Design addresses senior mobility and safety to make homes usable, efficient and appealing to a wide range of uses and users. King County GreenTools new brochure has tips and resources to plan a remodel for aging in place. You can download the Green Remodel Strategies for […]


Home Deconstruction

An article in Sunday’s Seattle Times, Recycling That Old House by Nancy Chaney , documents a families recent experience with deconstruction – recycling building materials in advance of a major home remodel or demolition project.  Deconstruction gives new life to materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  The article also provides resources […]


Residential Home Feasibility Walkthroughs Now Available!

Grouparchitect now offers a reduced cost service for prospective homeowners. We walk through a potential home with our client and listen to what they want to do and offer real time feedback regarding the feasibility and potential challenges of pursuing your project. We can make almost any inspection schedule and our opinions are immediately useful […]


Remodeling Costs

Besides the question of how much will my remodel cost, another popular question we are often asked is ‘how much of a return on my remodeling investment can I expect to recoup if I sell my house?’.  A great resource for this that we refer people to is Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost Versus Value Report. […]


Spatial Organization As A Means of Self-Defense

Organizing the garage is usually something one doesn’t look forward to, but in my case I made an exception. Since we remodeled our (needs link to Ballard home) using the same site location as the existing house, I had to make a 2-car tandem arrangement work for my automotive escapades. The only way to survive […]