December 28, 2016

Before & After: Grand Capitol Hill Remodel

Our recent clients, a couple working in Seattle tech, purchased this 1909 home for its spacious interior and grand features. The home, located between Capitol Hill and Eastlake in Seattle, is one of many box-style homes in the neighborhood having features such as: a dormer, covered porch and square columns. Though the home had been

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August 30, 2016

Columbia City Backyard Cottage

Location: Columbia City Type: Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Year Built: 2016 Building Recap: Detached office and guest house built in the backyard Considerations: Sustainability, multi-purpose usability, maximizing square footage The DADU is a building by many names: backyard cottage, mother-in-law unit or carriage house are also widely used. This backyard cottage in Seattle’s Columbia City

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August 12, 2016

Going up! House Lifting 101

No, we’re not talking about a Disney movie—homes can actually be lifted using manpower and modern technology, as opposed to balloons. It’s actually a fairly common endeavor for homeowners looking to remodel. Typical reasons for house lifting include: repairing the foundation, basement remodeling or protecting against water damage.

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