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Northshore Home Fall 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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102 One of the ways Sidford respected the intimacy of the home was by including as much original detail as he could. "My job is trying to understand what (cli- ents) want in a perfect world, then see how little we can change the house," he says. "It's a constant dialog between modern and historic." A good example of this is the Douglas fir ceiling in the kitchen, which is edged with black. It doesn't reach all the way to the cabinets, because some of the planks were damaged and some of the walls were moved. "We could have patched it with new Douglas fir, which would never match, or we could have taken it all out, which would be sad," Sidford says. What they did in- stead was trim it off and accentuate the story of where some of the walls used to be where the Douglas fir stops. "We wanted it to look like a suspended artifact, not just a new ceiling, so it not only highlights the old ceiling, but it tells a story," Sidford says. "When you're in there, your brain is trying to process what is old and what is new. It heightens your awareness of what is there and why." Touches like that throughout the home cause you to examine things you wouldn't otherwise. "If it was a nice new ceiling, you wouldn't notice it," Sidford explains. "I like that clarity." For contact information, see Resources on page 122. The interiors are decorated with warm colors and eclectic art. Right, The bedrooms and bath are flooded with natural light.

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