Gardener's Paradise​

This classic bungalow home sits on a nice east-sloping lot just above downtown Pullman, where the owners tend their gardens and enjoy their time at home. The house has lots of Craftsman-style detail, with built-ins and generous fir trim throughout.


The kitchen, however, was tired and dated, and the owners wanted a new deck with access to the backyard vegetable gardens. We removed the old stairway, reconfigured the windows, and built a new deck with wrap-around stairs and a cherry kitchen that speaks to the house’s Craftsman roots.

Nice place to watch the gardens grow. An east view of the new windows and kitchen

South wall before. A new doorway to an airy deck will go here

The end wall got a nice glass door opening onto the new second-story deck. The see-through deck railing is made of woven steel and has an airy feel, letting in light and summer breezes. And, as in this picture, a little bit of rain.

Lots of windows, skylights, and a bump out “greenhouse” make for a close relationship with the outdoors. The fir trim and abundant light offset the chill of a rainy day.

A small gargoyle keeps tabs on the kitchen activity

Cherry wood, and lots of it, makes this corner cozy and warm. The butcher-block counter on the left gets put to good use – there’s fresh bread in the making!

The cool nook under the deck makes a private shade garden for the owners, who take time between work and gardening chores to savor the moment.