December 17, 2012
Diggin’ it in West Seattle
Model Remodel’s latest new construction project is located on a challenging site that requires removing 1800 cubic yards of soil from a very steep slope. (The excavated soil is being repurposed on several nearby residential projects.) Surrounding the home on three sides will be a 25 foot tall, steel and timber beam retaining wall with 25 feet of shoring below ground. These tricky site conditions require extra attention by MRM, the architect and the geo-tech engineer. As the process moves forward and before beginning any new construction, this team will carefully monitor the site’s stability conditions.
The owner fell in love with the West Seattle location and the expansive views of Puget Sound and Alki Point. Jeremy Rene, founder of Rene Architecture, designed the new home to be modern and express the personality and lifestyle of this young, single professional.
The project began in the Fall 2012 and will be completed next summer. The home and garage will be approximately 2600sf and is targeting Built Green 3 Star certification. We will share more details of the project as it evolves.
Do you have a challenging site to develop? Give us a call; we would be happy to share our experience and help turn your challenge into your dream.
That looks like a very challenging project! It’s about 2 blocks from where I live, so I can’t wait to watch as the job progresses. It’s surely going to be one of the coolest houses in the area.