• dwell, seattle home, backyard cottage, modern design

    5 years after the main house was built, our clients asked if they could add a separate studio for their guests. We designed and built a new structure that is separate but related. All photography by Benjamin Benschneider.

  • DADU, studio, home architect, archdaily, building

    We chose to align the structure with the north rear section of the main house with a 10’ separation. This allowed for more yard and privacy for their guests.

  • solar

    Everyone wanted the project to be sustainable, so solar panels were installed on the roofs of both residences, which has allowed for net zero energy consumption.

  • interior design, minimal, urban, architexture, apartment

    The Owners enjoy traveling to Iceland, which inspired us to use a spare but natural pallet on the interior. Large sliders were used to open up to the yard in summer.

  • modern kitchen, backsplash, concrete, plywood, design

    The location of the studio required retaining walls, which we chose to expose. Concrete makes and excellent backsplash in the kitchen.

  • plywood, loft, living, interior, seattle architecture

    The new studio is all electric, with the water heater tucked under the stair next to a stack washer/drier.

  • plywood paneling, concrete wainscoting, architect, interior

    A stair leads up to the loft bedroom. The interior is clad with stained plywood that was laser scanned and cnc’ed by the Contactor, Dow Built.

  • mirror, plywood walls, skylight, loft, apartment

    The bedroom is well lit, but window & skylight locations were chosen carefully to allow for complete privacy from the main house.

  • shower, modern bath, seattle architect, concrete

    Concrete retaining walls also serve well for the shower surround in the bathroom.

  • Sauna, porch, outdoor shower, DADU, cottage

    We incorporated a Sauna, that is complimented with an outdoor deck and shower. The entry porch is also clad in cedar.

  • design, dwell, archdaily, backyard cottage, seattle

    While separated by a gap, the two buildings are conjoined by form and materials, and integrated as a whole composition to the site.


A separate living unit added to the rear of the Cycle House