8807 5TH AVE NE | SEATTLE
151 28th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Limelite Development is proud to be the winner of the Master Builders Association’s REX/TREX award for the third year in a row.

The Remodeling Excellence (REX) and Trades Remodeling Excellence (T-REX) Awards celebrate the best of the Association’s remodelers and tradespeople.

Limelite’s winning project was a major remodel of a spectacular home in Leschi. Fully renovated and sold in 2016 as two individual townhomes, this house was originally built in 1891 as a duplex. Previously the house consisted of dark spaces, tiny kitchens, small bedrooms, two bathrooms, drafty windows, and dated house systems – leaving the house unlivable. Limelite incorporated green features such as radiant heat, on-demand tankless water heater, energy efficient windows, recycled materials, and no VOC paints. The open and flexible floor plan is significantly more livable, all while consuming significantly less energy. This project is another fine example of comfortable living in a home that is environmentally friendly, accommodating, and highly sustainable for the future.

For LimeLite Development, each home presents a new set of challenges and opportunities. Remodeling older homes is an excellent opportunity to create a home that enhances the environment as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The benefits of a LimeLite Development home are immediate and long-lasting.

151 28th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

We are grateful to the Master Builders Association for this honor, and vow to continue our commitment to green, sustainable developments and high quality customer service.

Featured on Arcade! In the Footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright: An Early Milton Stricker Design

Not just an average project, we loved restoring a piece of history. A big thank you goes out to ARCADE and Jeffrey Ochsner for the amazing article about the Taylor House. Click here to check it out!

Katie Kepler and James Dainard List LimeLite Development’s Custom Lake Roesiger Home

Snohomish, Wash. – Top agents Katie Kepler and James Dainard of Heaton Dainard Real Estate just listed 113 NW Lake Roesiger Rd. for $549,950.

This custom designed waterfront home was built in 2015 and boasts two bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms.

Meticulously planned and thoughtfully executed, this home features open living spaces to maximize the flow and function of its 1,200 square-feet.

Offering a seven-person sleeping loft, a stylish kitchen with quartz counter-tops and top tier appliances, a concrete patio, and a lake side fire pit, this residence embodies the best of lake living. Walls of windows bring the outside in and capture the true beauty of Lake Roesiger.

Complete with modern amenities including a “garage window”, sleek crisp lines, and white tile, this home is perfect as a primary residence or a lakeside retreat.

Located 12 miles North of Monroe, Lake Roesiger is known for outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.

 Original home on lot prior to new construction.

Not lacking in grandeur, this newly-constructed home offers buyers the opportunity to entertain in style and play at water’s edge.

For more information regarding this home visit http://www.limelitedevelopment.com/#!blank-1/hizx4 or contact Todd Karam at (206) 778-3222.

If you’re interested in purchasing this home please contact Katie Kepler at (425) 786-3672.

About LimeLite Development 

For LimeLite Development, each home presents a new set of challenges and a new set of opportunities. Remodeling older homes is an excellent opportunity to create a home that enhances the environment as well as the surrounding neighborhood, something to proudly live with for many generations. With our remodel projects we are resource efficient, we minimize waste and recycle 95%+ of materials to reduce the amount of landfill created. By prioritizing environmentally responsible products LimeLite Development helps new homeowners save a considerable amount of money. The benefits of a LimeLite Development home are not only immediate but long-lasting. More information about LimeLite Development, its partners and services can be found at www.limelitedevelopment.com.

LimeLite Development Honored with Major Remodeling Award by the 2016 Master Builders Association

Bellevue, Wash. –  LimeLite Development was recently recognized for Major Remodeling Excellence by the Master Builders Association for our work on 803 32nd Ave. S. Event categories ranged from renovated basements to major remodeling jobs, honoring the committed green renovators of King and Snohomish County.

In addition to winning the Major Remodel Excellence award for Whole House/Rebuild – $300,000-$500,000, the 803 32nd Ave. S. project was also nominated for Bath Excellence – $35,000-$55,000 and Kitchen Excellence – less than $50,000. LimeLite Development was selected by independent remodeling professionals based on: aesthetics, special or unique design solutions, quality workmanship, use of appropriate building material, budgetary consideration, and challenges and obstacles overcome while completing the project.

Todd Karam project manager for LimeLite Development, said “Our local chapter of the MBA is one of the most well respected remodeling associations in the United States. We are honored to have won this prestigious award. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. With each new project comes great responsibility to the home, to the community and to the environment. We believe remodeling a home is a craft and an art.”

For LimeLite Development, each home presents a new set of challenges and a new set of opportunities. Remodeling older homes is an excellent opportunity to create a home that enhances the environment as well as the surrounding neighborhood, something to proudly live with for many generations. With our remodel projects we are resource efficient, we minimize waste and recycle 95%+ of materials to reduce the amount of landfill created. By prioritizing environmentally responsible products LimeLite Development helps new homeowners save a considerable amount of money. The benefits of a LimeLite Development home are not only immediate but long-lasting. More information about LimeLite Development, its partners and services can be found at www.limelitedevelopment.com.

About Master Builders Association & the REX Awards

The 30th annual Remodeling (REX) and Trades Remodeling Excellence (T-REX) Awards, presented by the Remodelers Council of Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, highlighted the skilled craftsmanship and superior remodeling expertise of Puget Sound area professionals. The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) was founded in 1909 by a group of Seattle builders who saw a need to unite in order to address the many concerns and issues affecting the housing industry. They shared technology and jointly solve construction problems. They actively worked with government to develop laws that protected the environment while still providing attractive, affordable communities and homes for the families of the Puget Sound region.

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home in Sammamish

See Seattle P.I. Article: http://www.seattlepi.com/realestate/article/Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Inspired-Home-in-Sammamish-6807521.php

Last week we profiled the restored Heron House, an architectural gem buried in the suburbs of Northgate. This home has a similar story, but with an even more prestigious architectural pedigree. 

This home at 21430 S.E. 24th St. was designed by acclaimed architect Milton Stricker. Stricker was an apprentice to perhaps the best-known architect of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright. He apprenticed with Wright in 1951, and his mentor’s influence is evident in Stricker’s work. This home embodies Wright’s “organic architecture” ethic, and seamlessly blends the outside with the inside. But it could have all been lost.

James and Barbara Taylor were the original owners of the home, but it fell into disrepair after James passed away and Barbara was moved into an assisted-living facility. The property was purchased by LimeLite Development in July 2015.

At first, no one realized the significance of the home. The property had been vacant for several years, said Will Heaton, a principal at LimeLite. The bushes and trees grew wild, obscuring the home from view. Inside, the home had moisture and drywall damage. 

“One of the neighbors told us they didn’t even realize there was a home on the property,” Heaton said. “We had no idea what we were dealing with.”

As they began work on the home, they learned of its storied past. 

“At that point, we changed our direction,” said Todd Karam, a coordinator at LimeLite. “It went from being a remodel project to a restoration and preservation project.”

The project took five months. They restored the original red concrete floors, preserved the millwork and polished up the cedar walls. The only major structural change was the removal of a kitchen wall. They also installed quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry and some new lighting and plumbing fixtures. Otherwise, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is largely the same as it was created in 1965.

“We upgraded the home to include some modern amenities, but we didn’t alter the design at all,” Karam said. “We really tried to stay true to the period.”

The home is built in the L-shaped Usonian style pioneered by Wright. It has a relatively flat roof, open floor plan and exposed brick walls. The home’s distinct character is like a snapshot in time, allowing buyers to own a special piece of architectural history.

“Our goal is to find a buyer who sees the home on the same level we do,” Karam said.

The property is listed for $879,000. You can see the full listing here.