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Remodeling

1960s Contemporary


1960S Contemporary

This beautiful contemporary home was state of the art in 1966. It had features such as this cedar barrel vaulted ceiling which were ahead of their time. By 2004 it was in need of major updating. This remodeling project designed by David Penner Architect and Everitt Design encompassed the entire house.

Sakiyama Construction and its team of specialized trades took on the challenge. This project consisted of mainly interior remodeling with the exception of modifications to the exterior walls of the kitchen and ensuite. Unique features of the home such as this living room fireplace were retained but redesigned. Existing slate floors were restored.


1960S Contemporary   This spectacular cedar ceiling with curved glulam beams had been stained a dark color. To restore it to its original splendor, Sakiyama Construction sandblasted (carefully!) and refinished it. The exterior roof was reinsulated and recovered with a 2 ply membrane. New interior details included horizontal drywall band and maple millwork detail at the base of the windows. All walls were refloated and repainted.

1960S Contemporary

The main stair case was replaced with custom open tread maple stairs. A new hand rail was fabricated in stainless steel.

1960S Contemporary

Original kitchen (above) had only small windows and cabinetry was from the 1960s. Lighting was strip fluorescent. The new kitchen design featured box cantilevered windows that stretched the length of the kitchen and almost from floor to ceiling. New maple cabinetry floated in front of the window. Countertops were Portuguese limestone with the island counter in stainless steel. Lighting was changed to halogen pot lights and a contemporary pendant to accent the eating area. Slate floors were restored and refinished.
  1960S Contemporary

1960S Contemporary

The in-kitchen eating area was accented by built-in custom fabricated stainless steel and frosted glass cabinets as well as a built-in coffee maker. All appliances were replaced with new state of the art models.

The dining room received new pot lighting and cable lighting and built in cabinetry. All walls and trims were refinished and painted. This was one of several rooms facing the rear of the river property and it opened onto a refinished balcony deck.   1960S Contemporary

1960S Contemporary

1960S Contemporary

The solid wall that had been between the kitchen and the music room was removed and replaced with 3 sheets of 1/2 inch tempered glass floor to ceiling. Note the maple kitchen cabinetry "floating" next to the glass. Light from the rear and front of the house was able to illuminate the kitchen thanks to the new glass wall.

1960S Contemporary

The master bedroom ensuite became one of the major challenges of this project. Sakiyama Construction built a large cantilevered window box and positioned a cast iron tub within it. The tub was set into a platform of Portuguese limestone. Adjoining the tub was a large custom walk-in shower with tempered glass doors and walls and Portuguese limestone floor. A separate dressing room featured a floating vanity across a floor to ceiling window.


1960S Contemporary

All the bathrooms in the home were rebuilt in an ultra-contemporary style featuring vessel sinks and wall mounted faucets.