Paul Johnson

General Contractor • Fine Carpentry


Complete Cottage Remodel and Addition

  1. Existing 1940’s house partially deconstructed to reuse framing lumber and donate or recycle as many other materials as possible

  2. Original 775 sq ft cottage footprint kept intact, plus 1000+ sq ft master suite addition, 600+ sq ft garage addition, and 560 sq ft finished basement addition

  3. Design incorporates 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, numerous closets, exercise room, laundry/mud room, sauna, private enclosed patio with hot tub, and extra long garage for boat and auto parking

  4. Extensive built-ins and cabinetry throughout house, built by Paul Johnson Carpentry

  5. Well insulated and highly efficient house keeps bills low while maximizing comfort

  6. Framing lumber from original house de-nailed and reused as framing lumber where applicable.

  7. All other framing lumber and plywood certified FSC, from local sources

  8. Existing red oak flooring removed, reinstalled, and refinished

  9. Custom bathroom tile designed by client and produced in Italy

  10. All excavation, framing and concrete work by Nathan D. Young -

  11. Architecture and design by eM/Zed design -

  12. All interior and exterior railings by Pacific Custom Ironworks -

  13. Truly collaborative effort between architects, clients, and contractor created a space perfectly designed to be a “forever” home for the clients

  14. Master suite addition includes bedroom, bathroom with double shower, walk in closet, exercise room, laundry room, and access to private patio

  15. Basement includes large “flexible space” bedroom, bathroom, sauna, closet, and stairway/foyer with access to large, conditioned crawl space storage

  16. Tall ceilings keep expansive feel throughout house

  17. Single car width, extra deep, extra tall garage allows for parking of boat/trailer and car or truck, plus tons of overhead storage

  18. Home designed to be ultra low-maintenance for travel and ease of aging in place

  19. Well thought out house design allows for unassuming facade from street, belying the spacious house beyond.

  20. All leftover building materials and debris donated or recycled