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.


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Model Remodel is a design-build, remodeling contractor located in Seattle, WA. For over 20 years we’ve been building with purpose, craftsmanship and sustainability in mind. We are proud to continually make the list of top Seattle contractors for our beautiful interior designs and homeowner-focused remodeling process.

Comments (2)
  • Ben White - January 11, 2013 - Reply

    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.

    • (Author) alex - January 11, 2013 - Reply

      Hi Ben,

      You are quite right about the challenges of the steep site. We are so fortunate to be working with a great team of folks who have experience in successfully dealing with these scenarios. Check in with us here and let us know what you think about the project as it progresses.


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