Renaissance Man Meets Tombo for Collaboration
When Steve and Linda moved into their 1920’s craftsman over 20 years ago, remodeling became a top priority. Steve, a skilled craftsman, over the years did much of the remodeling himself. Their home now features an open, light-filled kitchen and spacious dining and living areas. When the time came to connect the freshly remodeled downstairs with the un-renovated upstairs they hired Tombo to maximize the potential of their second-story remodel.
Steve and Linda’s Primary Objectives
Tombo’s remodeling of the stairs included developing ideas for the railing and steps. The materials and design complement the open flow of the existing floor plan.
The L-shaped staircase leads to a landing that bridges the two rooms. The entry is an invitation into the upstairs space which feels both private and social. The original 1925 wood floors were refinished for the first time!
The windows and vented skylights designed and built by Tombo exist in both rooms. They function to let in fresh air and maximize natural light. Other windows provide beautiful views of downtown Seattle. The classic window trim is patterned down to every detail, including the corners which are cut to the shape of the ceiling.
The exposed ceiling beams and vented skylights in both rooms create design consistency and provide for a cohesive upstairs aesthetic.
Just under the staircase is a spacious sanctuary for the kitty and extra storage. This existing feature of the staircase was built upon in the new design.
Tombo cares down to the detail how a room ties together, every element planned and professionally installed.