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backyard cottage Seattle - Seattle cottage addition

backyard cottage


Is it still a backyard cottage if it’s in the front yard? The answer is yes, and this little house has just the perfect massing and design to look and feel like a perfect "little house." Featuring a compact kitchen with salvaged cabinets, a washer/dryer tucked under the stairs and a comfortable living area at the main floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and attic storage is on the 2nd level, transitioning out to a spacious deck. The cottage was framed to be converted into garage space in the future, so the uses of the cottage can evolve over time. Completed 2016.

project features


  • efficient electric radiant heating
  • careful placement of cottage among mature cedars and a huge maple
  • rain screen siding with natural wood accents
  • zero-VOC Osmo products on interior fir millwork

project photos


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comfortable backyard cottage Seattle entrance to cottage comfortable kitchen and living area hallway to second floor bedroom and spacious second floor deck attic storage space in bedroom bathroom in backyard cottage closeup of bathroom niche careful placement of cottage among mature cedars and a huge maple tree south view of backyard cottage in Seattle


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