Fuse

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September 01, 2016

Bronze
Urban Infill 
Fuse, Seattle
Entrant/Builder/Architect: Build Urban
Photographer: HD Estates 
Size: 3,100 sf
Sales price: $1.39 million
Hard Cost, Excluding Land: $155/sf
Completion: January 2016

With its century-old four-squares, bungalows, and irregular streets, Seattle’s Tangletown offers what city dwellers crave: proximity to shops and restaurants, a park, and transit. Such enclaves are tightly woven, and gracefully integrating new construction into them is no mean feat. On the site of a dilapidated 95-year-old home, Build Urban built a new one, keeping the footprint of the old house, adding a second story, and paying close attention to neighborhood vernacular and history, using the cedar-shake siding typical to traditional Seattle residences. The existing driveway was kept, a one-car detached garage was added at the lot’s rear, and a raised front porch was added—in this neighborhood, porches, stoops, and big old trees are the norm. The home is updated with energy-smart features, and it sold within a week of listing.

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