Best Practice Architecture has offered a brilliant solution to issues around multigenerational living and urban density with their latest Seattle project. The firm was hired by a Seattle homeowner to create Granny Pad: A spacious living quarters converted from a backyard garage.
Undo layers of remodeling to revive the home to a cohesive and appropriate aesthetic. Design naturally landscaped areas, improve circulation, and provide new outdoor living spaces.
Located in one of Seattle’s most established residential areas, City Cabin’s design answers the client’s desire for a private urban retreat that would connect her to nature. Siting the 2,400-square-foot house on the northwest corner of the lot maximizes garden areas on the south and east sides.
This urban home located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood was designed for an active couple looking for a clean open plan without sacrificing privacy. With a purposefully subdued palette of concrete, dark siding, and hardwoods throughout, Magnolia Residence infuses warmth and craft with modern simplicity.
Designed by Ibsen Nelsen in 1961, the layout of this mid-century home was very well considered but the character and flow between spaces wasn’t a good fit for the daily patterns of the new owners.
The clients were living on a rural property east of Seattle but were drawn back to the vibrancy of the city. The Helen house should be open and light filled but also provide privacy. Above all, the owners described a quiet design integrated with landscape that would create a tangible calmness in the home.