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Upon retirement, these West Seattle “empty nester” homeowners decided to upgrade and more than double the size of their existing property and turn it into a veritable high-end mansion. By adding a third story, they bumped up their picturesque views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade mountains, and Seattle city skyline. The grandkids visit often, so they created a luxurious master suite “sanctuary” for themselves. The project was all new construction, including a custom elevator from the ground floor to the master suite for convenience.

Yerke Remodel (before)

“Before” photo showing the home prior to construction start.


“After” photo shows the finished construction. The complete redesign and new construction included adding a third story master suite with deck; living room, kitchen, and dining area; ground floor garage and guest room; a new covered entryway and porch with cedar stoffet, custom metal railings, and bluestone and slate deck.


Master Bedroom. Complete new, stylish master suite brings the spectacular view in to fill the entire third story. Large sliding doors lead out to the spacious deck with raised, designer landscaping and beautiul views.


Master Bath. Spacious and light-filled, this master bath features tile wainscoting and custom cabinetry and vanity. It’s classy, private, and inviting.


Third story anteroom. The new master suite and newly constructed third story serve not only as a bedroom, but as a cozy, retreat-style space for the couple and their Springer Spaniel, Sadie. 

Living Room
Dining Room

Living Room/Dining Area/Kitchen/Home Office. The entire second floor, with its 10-foot ceiling with decorative beams, is dedicated to a generous common space. The living room, dining area and kitchen flow together, framing the dramatic view. It’s comfortable, cozy, and the expansive windows make it seem endless. The spaces are separate but blend together. Sliding doors open up to the main floor deck, increasing the sweeping view to include bay breezes and breathtaking sunrises. 

Architect: Patricia Brennan Architects
Contractor: Eden Custom Builders, Inc.
Photography: Krogstad Photography
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