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Edmunds Building

Seattle, Washington

SCOPE:
Renovation of an existing building including seismic upgrades

STATUS:
Completed 2016

CONSTRUCTION COST: 
$700,000

CLIENT:
Phase Two Interiors
MaKensay Real Estate Services Inc.

Johnson+Southerland worked with a local building owner to renovate this 2,400sf structure into a consignment furniture store in the Columbia City neighborhood of south Seattle.  The building, built in 1924, was originally the area’s post office.  Being in the Columbia City Historic District, the project required extensive research and review during the permitting phases of the project to assure the renovation met the Landmarks’ Board approval.

The project required stripping away the 80 years of previous renovation and included seismically upgrading the brick and wood framed structure.  New storefront windows were installed, including a glass garage door. New interior finishes and lighting were added and the 40’ clear span 3x22 timber roof joists were exposed.  A new steel framed canopy was added to the street façade.  The original fir floors were uncovered and refinished.