Originally built in 1914 and located on a high bank waterfront lot with expansive west facing views towards the Olympics, our client's goals for their Craftsman's recent home expansion and renovation were to respect the historic roots of the original structure, to provide additional space for gathering with guests, and to create a place that family and friends would always want to come back to due to the memorable feelings experienced thru time. The name Toonuyah meaning "Enchantment Point" is derived from an Indian word at Yosemite and this word captures the feeling of delight one experiences when spending time with family and friends both inside and outside the house whether it be to relax, cook, read, hike, or watch sunsets together.
The home's expansion is comprised of two additions along the building's west elevation that extend the designs horizontal line and provide additional opportunities for capturing the views. At each addition, shed dormers are placed to maximize light penetration and effectively use proportion to balance all the elements of the composition. A third building addition was carefully inserted at the main entry to provide a foyer for greeting guests and a hall for circulating from the north and south wings of the home. Within the home, the renovated interior architecture is filled with custom millwork and cabinets, a new kitchen, & new fireplaces; all carefully conceived with regard to location, proportion and function.
General Contractor: Toth Construction
Interior Designer: John Cole
Landscape Architect: Kenneth Philp