Seattle Backyard cottage (adu)



home office and guest cottage


Recently, the City of Seattle adjusted zoning codes to allow for the construction of backyard cottages on certain lots. This opens the possibilities for many Seattle residents to have a rental, guest cottage or home office constructed in their back yard.

This cottage was designed to provide additional living space for a family of five with three young children. One of the parents works out of the house so the program gave them a home office on the upper floor of the cottage, physically separating work from home. The cottage opens to the backyard and will also be used for entertaining neighbors and friends. The footprint of the cottage takes advantage of the existing single car garage in order to maintain the current backyard and garden.

Constructin pending

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