We took things to a whole new level with this one—literally. What started out as a modest home overlooking Alki Point and the Olympic Mountains turned into a modern three-story residence. The new upper floor boasted a Master Bedroom, Bath and an office with a “crows nest” deck for the homeowner, who worked from home. High ceilings and ample transom windows allowed south-facing light to flood the dining and kitchen areas. Even the basement benefitted via a translucent stair landing. And for added effect, we also built a secret staircase disguised as a bookcase leading to a roof hatch for panoramic views of Puget Sound.