Humboldt House

With a growing family and a desire to preserve the original form of the home, this addition and complete renovation creates an open and casual living space more suitable to the homeowners needs.

With lot and form restrictions, the bulk of the addition takes place in the back of the home; an expanded kitchen featuring a masonry fireplace, a new master suite upstairs and a lower level family room allow for ample living space. A wrap around back porch and covered porch off of the front creates a connection to the outdoors, as well as ample overhangs for passive solar strategies. A geothermal heat pump, supplying radiant in-floor heat throughout the house keeps cost and energy use down, and salvaged doors and durable materials make this home long-lasting, sustainable and beautiful.

Project Team

Mark Larson, Ryan Bicek


Reuter Walton Construction

Interior Design

Alecia Stevens


Susan Gilmore (1, 3, 5-7, 9-10, 13-14, 16-17), Andrea Rugg (2, 4, 8, 11-12, 15, 18)


Fine Homebuilding December/January 2018
Metro Home Magazine March 2011
Better Homes & Gardens April 2015
BLEND Awards 2009

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