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Resuscitating a 1974 Wood-Laden Midcentury on Bainbridge

On Bainbridge Island, an idyllic spot on the Puget Sound, a 1974 Japanese-inspired Midcentury home recently got a brand new life thanks to local firm Shed Architecture & Design. In overhauling the deteriorated structure, which also had a serious leaky roof problem, the team rebuilt the central living space and kitchen area and added an outdoor deck, taking care to respect the Japanese joinery employed by the original designer, noted Northwest architect Gene Zema. All the exposed wood was repaired or refinished, including the oak floors, stained fir beams and columns, and cedar ceilings. Shed also improvised a little, adding wooden screens throughout the house.

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