This home's vertical orientation was inspired by the client's wish to retain as many trees as possible on the site. The large overhangs protect the home from the Seattle rains. Numerous bays allow various rooms to reach out to the surrounding landscape. The trellised deck screens direct light and creates an exterior room.
The Craftsman-style detailing keeps the scale of the house appropriate for the small lot and connects it to the landscape. It also helps integrate the house into an older neighborhood. The stair to the upper floor is located just inside the front entry door, bringing the Craftsman style of the exterior inside and welcoming you to this new urban home.