JM Bogan was the recipient of the Master Builder Association's REX Award for its work on the Wurdemann Mansion
This Georgian estate was built in 1915 as the last member to a group of homes in Lake Forest Park known as the "first eight." It is on the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places and holds great significance to the community. At varying times in its history, tours of the estate have been given to raise funds for the Seattle Symphony and the Shoreline Historical Museum.
The mansion sits on 2 acres of land filled with gardens, patios and fountains. French doors allow for not only plenty of light, but also beautiful views of the grounds. Upon entry, a grand staircase sets the stage for 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a library, den, dining room, sewing room and kitchen. Alongside the mansion sits the estate's original carriage house. The grandeur of the estate reminds you of its decades of entertaining and hosting local gatherings while its preservation assures it will continue to do so for decades to come.
Over the years, maintaining the original charm of the estate has been a great priority to its owners and to the local community. JM Bogan was contracted to provide restorative work on many parts of the home's interior and exterior. Multiple additions were also made to the main house. These changes included the addition of a master bathroom on the north side, another addition on the south side to accommodate a new sewing room, and restorative work that was done on the original carriage house.
The dirt floor carriage house became a new accessory dwelling unit and three-car garage. Three of its original walls were kept and carefully restored. Great pains were taken to preserve the integrity of existing structure and to custom match the old millwork profiles. The attention to detail on the exterior eaves is particularly impressive.
It was an honor for JM Bogan to be found the winner in remodeling excellence for this project while getting to be a part of the Wurdemann Estate's great history.