Period Tudor Home Renovation in Washington State

Some of you have commented on my blog that you enjoy Tudor-style homes. I agree that their arts and crafts details make them quite endearing and interesting. Today we’re touring a west coast Washington Tudor home by Greg Robinson Architect located in the South Hills area of Bellingham, which is located about 50 miles north of Seattle.

French doors open to a dining room that enjoys white board and batten siding that’s set off by dark gray paint on the walls above. The Victorian style chandelier is repeated in sconce lights along the wall. It’s nice when homeowners keep original light fixtures – or find reproduction versions. Oftentimes when older homes are renovated, modern lighting is added.

Tudor style dining room Photo by Greg Robinson Architect


Adjacent to the dining room is an earth-toned living room that shows off some of the home’s architectural details like crown molding and wide baseboards. Modern artwork keeps the rooms from looking too period, which can be refreshing (and is probably why some renovators use modern lighting).

Tudor living room in earth tonesPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


A bit of exposed brick wall peeks out from the far side of the kitchen with a mix of solid- and glass-front cabinetry. Wide baseboards and window trim reveal the age of the elegant Tudor home located on the west coast.

White cabinets and exposed brick wall in Tudor home kitchenPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


Standing at the far end of the kitchen by the brick wall, you see the view into the porch with an expansive view of the outdoors. Note the detail of the leaded glass windows at the top of the entry to the porch, and the tall, glass-front cabinets framing the transition from kitchen to the dining banquette.

South Hill kitchen in Bellingham, WashingtonPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


Here’s a view of the dining nook from another angle – and more French doors.

Dining banquette with French doors and tall windowsPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


Arts and crafts homes are well-known for their custom woodwork (thus the name, “arts and crafts”) and this staircase is no exception. But wait – there’s more!

Arts and Crafts Staircase Photo by Greg Robinson Architect


Walk up one level to enjoy impressive leaded glass windows that are often seen in a Tudor home. The wallpaper and chandelier add a bit of femininity to the stunning stairway.

Arts and Crafts Staircase and LandingPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


A sage-green tiled fireplace surrounds grabs attention in one of the bedrooms that wears a subtle, floral wallpaper. A Nordic style bed and chair create an eclectic vibe.

Eclectic bedroom in Tudor home with green-tiled fireplacePhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


A side entrance to the home leads to a mudroom with a pretty patterned floor. The wooden door, sidelights, and transom window add rich character. An industrial-style light is a bit of frosting on the top.

Wood door with sidelights and transom windowsPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


The large window on the front of the house gives away the location of that gorgeous staircase that looks like it belongs in the movies. Note the open air porch on the left side of the house behind the bushes.

Washington Tudor Home ExteriorPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


Here’s the amazing view from that porch!

Ocean view porchPhoto by Greg Robinson Architect


See more of today’s gorgeous Washington Tudor home by Greg Robinson Architect. I promise you won’t be disappointed.


See More Period Homes:

Renovated New England Cottage

Tudor Style Home on Long Island

White Brick Cottage in Birmingham



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  1. Love the house and the woodwork and that staircase is amazing. I would decorate differently, but this is interesting.

  2. Wow! Really like this one! TBH, I am about over all the all white shabby look a few TV people and many bloggers have shown and multitudes have copied. I will always love ivory and a peaceful tone, but some added warmth, color and character is more appealing. Some wood is nice. I like painted furniture as well, but painting every piece white…maybe not. Lol…we all have opinions.

  3. I too, am so over the all white. The balance of light and dark in this home is perfect and coordinates well with the beautiful wood craftmanship. Gorgeous home.