Traditional Urban Builders
The developer purchased the urban lot in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with an existing single family home in disrepair. The intent was to build a new contemporary house that fit within the existing footprint, and also fit into the neighborhood vernacular.
The new design aimed to push the boundaries by using different shapes on the upper floors to maximize space and create a contemporary feel, while a classic gabled roof and box shape helped the home blend with the surrounding architecture. A large slider and porch on the front facade established a connection with the street and community without sacrificing privacy. The modern spin on a classic silhouette makes the home feel approachable despite the additional square footage.