Paint & Light: Stunning Artists’ Home by Johnston Architects

From on February 12, 2010 in Home Additions

Artist-couple Gary Faigin and Pamela Belyea add 1,600 square feet of art to their 1936 bungalow.

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This creative pair needed more space in their Seattle home. They hired award-winning Johnston Architects to make it happen. By way of a glass enclosure, the design team connected the old space out back to the modern three-level addition up front. Beveled wood siding and a gable roof match the character of the old structure while still bringing freshness to the renovation.

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The couple and their two children share the social heart of the home. The middle level of the add-on includes the living and dining spaces. Hardwood floors and exposed truss ceilings encase the walls brimming with artwork. Earth tones are underscored by brilliant colors.

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The upper floor is the master bedroom. Toned-down wall colors and paintings form a peaceful space to unwind.

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Down below on the first level is Gary’s studio. Gary and Pamela are the founders of the distinguished Gage Academy of Art. They originally opened the teaching institution in Santa Fe, but moved it to Seattle when they relocated in 1995. Today, the family’s added square footage “works hard” to show off their design skills and act as a center for their business.