A Bungalow Grows Up
A second-story addition provides homeowners with the space they need in the home they love.
When Jane and Mark Wainwright purchased their home in 2000, the one-story, two-bedroom house built in 1927 was just the right size for two. Four years and two toddlers later, the Wainwrights finished the bungalow’s basement with a much-needed guest room, TV room, and laundry room. But children don’t stay small forever. By the time Jane and Mark’s son turned ten and their daughter seven, the 890-sq.-ft. house was bursting at the seams. The family did not want to leave their beloved Seattle neighborhood of pre- and post-World War II bungalows, but there were very few larger homes for sale in the area. When it became obvious that their only options were to move further away or remodel their home, the couple decided that their little house would need to grow up along with their children.
For help designing a second-floor addition, Mark turned to former colleague Jeffrey…