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The Starling’s Nest by Rerucha Studio

The Story of a Mid-century Modern

This mid-century home held promise, despite having endured a series of clumsy additions, including a 1980s sunroom addition and years of disrepair and neglect. The home takes its name from a family of starlings that nested in the home’s wall cavities, which were left open from previously abandoned repairs. Originally designed in 1952 by noted Seattle architect Perry Johanson, the home had strong bones and was well located within the city with views of Lake Washington. The guiding principal for the remodel was to fully embrace the relationships between inside and outside.

Designed by Rerucha Studio

Photographed by Benjamin Benschneider