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An extreme fixer-upper in Bellevue gets a beautiful makeover ………. by The Seattle Times

1 of 9       Architect Michelle Linden of Atelier Drome renovated Anne and Rob Tucker’s modern farmhouse in Bellevue, and added a second floor. “It was low with no volume,” Linden says. “It turned into a completely different house when we added the second floor.”   (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


2 of 9        A new 16-foot-long folding glass wall in the dining area “turns this whole room into an outdoor deck,” homeowner Anne Tucker says. The gold-and-black “killer chandelier” is by Crystorama; the table and chairs are Ralph Lauren.                  (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


3 of 9       The open staircase to the new second floor (designed and welded by Pearl’s Mobile Welding) “is one of my favorite things,” Anne Tucker says. The staircase that leads downstairs is original, but the window over it makes the basement feel less of a “dark hole,” architect Michelle Linden says.     (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


4 of 9        Homeowner Anne Tucker works in the centerpiece of a kitchen, which used to be the family room. “Anne had ideas from the beginning to demarcate the dining-kitchen area while keeping it open and aesthetically contained,” architect Michelle Linden says. “The relatively neutral gray color palette used throughout is broken up through different patterns and details.” The countertops are quartz, with cabinetry from reclaimed barn wood.    (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


5 0f 9       The ceiling rose to 9 feet in the living area, which can join with the guest bedroom to form a full suite behind French doors. “I love the proportions,” says homeowner Anne Tucker. “We reorganized the space to make it more graceful.” The art over the fireplace actually is the back of a TV.     (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


6 of 9       The new wood-tread staircase “was a challenge,” architect Michelle Linden says. “We wanted it open and flowing so it doesn’t disrupt.” The artwork on the wall is by Swiss artist Zimoun, says Anne Tucker. “It’s one of his only residential pieces. The pieces spin and create the sound of rain.”     (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


7 of 9       The base of the soapstone vanity in the main-floor powder room is from Restoration Hardware, with a custom-made backpiece.      (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


8 of 9       The master suite creates an adult zone of privacy, architect Michelle Linden says. “We like our little captains chairs,” homeowner Anne Tucker says. “We sit up here and talk all the time, and you can see bald eagles fishing. It’s nature-vision.” The light was crafted from a recycled wine barrel.     (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


9 of 9       The master bathroom, with Calacatta marble, soapstone and French gold Kohler fixtures, “is an experience,” says Anne Tucker. “I love the bathroom. Rob calls the tub/shower area the carwash.”      (Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times)


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