The Rooney Residence is a single-family residential intervention to a classic Seattle-style bungalow, transforming the house’s 1.5-story structure to a 2-story structure for a master suite that would better fit the family’s needs. The addition includes a large master bedroom, an en suite bathroom, a second bathroom, and a library. The new stairway is a light-filled circulation experience with a small nook built underneath, playfully referencing the house’s craftsman roots. The homeowners wished to incorporate the traditional craftsman details of their existing bottom level, and this was achieved through special attention to vernacular building techniques. Many of the whimsical touches, and interior finish selections where made by this design savvy client.