January 2019


AIA Home of Distinction: Inside a View Ridge Midcentury Makeover

After a decade and a half of dealing with drafty windows and one too many system failures, a Seattle couple made the move to update their cherished View Ridge home

ROOM UNINTERRUPTED: Architect Allan Farkas opened up the cramped floor plan by removing a central stone fireplace and creating a “wedge” feature that organizes the main floor into zones; it now houses a number of important items including a gas fireplace

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Seattle’s Home Design Experts Help You See Your Space in a New Light

This month's Editor's Note from Rachel Hart

This article appears in print in the January 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. When I was a kid, my parents always told me that I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up, but that simply wasn’t true. They were (and still are) awesome, encouraging parents, but I completely lack the skills to cut hair…

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Expert Tips for Your Next Remodel Project

Local designers and architects answer homeowners' frequently asked questions

This article appears in print in the January 2019 issue, as part of the Remodel & Refresh cover story. Click here to subscribe. What should a homeowner look for in a remodel team?Trust, good references and good rapport with your designer, your architect and your contractor. You’ve got to be comfortable communicating with each person and then having the contractor in…


Kauai Family Restaurant Serves up More Than Hawaiian Fare

The father and daughter behind a Hawaiian restaurant in Georgetown share a recipe for the perfect potluck dessert

FAMILY MATTERS: Randi and her father Peter Buza offer a menu of Hawaiian and Asian favorites at Kauai Family Restaurant, from loco moco to chicken adobo


15 Best Things To Do in Seattle in January 2019

The best bets for entertainment this month

Ben Levi Ross, center, stars as the title character in the first North American tour of Dear Evan Hansen


Head East for a Family-Friendly Ski Getaway

What happens when a family packs the car with winter gear and heads out to sample some of the West’s best slopes? An epic adventure of fun and bonding ensues

VIEW POINT: Grand Targhee’s slopes peek out from above the clouds; weather conditions on a visit by the author earned it the nickname “Grand Foggy”


4 Local Events Bringing Seattleites Together

A handful of events this month are designed to connect rather than separate us

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How to Survive the Viaduct Closure

How to get by during the looming 'period of maximum constraint'

This article appears in print in the January 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Think of it as Y2K for Seattle traffic: the imminent gridlock that’s predicted for the three-week period when the downtown slice of State Route 99 is shut down, starting on January 11, in preparation for the opening of the tunnel that will replace it….

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…

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Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

A guide to events happening throughout the city in February

From the Northwest African American Museum to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle residents have an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in February during Black History Month. The annual celebration began in the United States in 1976. Countries around the world also celebrate the month. Here’s a guide to events…