Allied8 recently completed a new project in Seattle's historic Greenlake neighborhood. The homeowner wanted a two-bed, two-bath home; but the charming home he fell for offered neither. He felt a spacious second story was paramount.
The Allied8 team was able to find a solution within the existing envelope. In utilizing the attic space, the team was able to upcycle roughly 75% of the existing framing of the home and 90% of the foundation, which saved the client hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also saved the home's vernacular, adding to the neighborhood's charm and history.
The client was seeking an apartment for extended family and friends to use, which Allied8 fit into the existing basement, plus an office, storage, powder and family room on the main floor, two bedrooms and a bath on the second floor, and a better connection to the front and back gardens.
Photography: Rafael Soldi