Zoe Ching

Relationship: Client
Project Date: June 2017
Project Price Range: more than $100,000

Marty was so professional, insanely organized and meticulously detail oriented with such a vast understanding for space and how people live. This was a very extensive remodel that took 9 months to complete: we moved the entire staircase from the middle of the house to the back, opened up the dining room to the kitchen in a new open floor plan and we completely torn the upstairs down to the studs and pushed the dormers out and created a very unique floor plan that maximized space in every inch of the house and we added a 3rd bedroom thanks to Marty's configuration. He figured out how to create a feeding/hang out spot for my dog, tons of storage in the kitchen and in the kitchen island, this bizarre nook upstairs in my now master bathroom he created a storage space that works seamlessly. The house was built in 1923 and we preserved the old character of the house with built ins that we mimicked throughout the home - even in the newly remodeled upstairs. People from the neighborhood in Laurelhurst have walked in and just marvel at the integrity of the design that Marty did. This is such amazing feedback - to know that we did such an extensive remodel and the home feels like the way it always should have felt to begin with. Functional, logical with its layout, but with warmth and feeling in its design. There is character throughout the house. My favorite might be the open shelving in the kitchen that harmoniously play with the cabinetry. Marty was on every site visit, he was there every step of the way and he is so organized that he will find something quicker than anyone. He also had a wonderful recommendation to work with an interior designer that fit our style so perfectly. Saying we feel lucky is a huge understatement. Thank you Marty for giving us the home of our dreams.

(Note: The photos I have don't give this remodel justice. Photos will be posted by Marty summer 2018).

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