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A thoughtful infill home transcends site constraints and offers great city views

By Susan Bady, Senior Contributing Editor September 10, 2015
This article first appeared in the PB September 2015 issue of Pro Builder.

Located in the lively Seattle neighborhood of Eastlake, this single-family home was designed on an infill lot zoned for multifamily. An existing house and a 50 year-old detached garage on the site dictated the home’s 18-by-31-foot envelope.

Constrained by Interstate 5 to the west, steep topography, and a foundation 12 inches from the existing bunkered garage, the home took extra thought in design and execution. A pipe pile foundation was used to minimize load on the garage, which has a large deck on the top. Triple-pane windows reduce interstate noise. A rooftop deck—with a built-in sink, cabinets, a barbecue grill, and electrical outlets—encourages outdoor living. 

The home, which meets Built Green 4-star standards, was sold in three days to a young family.

Urban Infill
Outlook, Seattle
Entrant: Build Urban (builder, architect, interior designer)
Photographer: HD Estates
Size: 1,730 sf
Hard Cost (excluding land): $170/sf
Sales Price: $829,000
Completion: April 20014



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