Three Townhomes Replace One House In This Seattle Neighborhood

Malboeuf Bowie Architecture designed three townhomes in Seattle, Washington, that fit on a lot that once had just a single family home.

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

The architect’s description

In a time of rising land prices and energy costs, these three townhomes fit on what was an underutilized single family home lot in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Each of the houses in the overall project is unified and distinct, each structure is composed as a unit, and each home is clearly distinguished. In this way it simultaneously offers levels of community, diversity, and individuality.

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

The interiors are stacked by use. The utilitarian entrance level includes the an flex space and bath, and guest bedroom. The second floor offers an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space.

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

The upper floor is reserved for the private bedrooms and access to the green roof decks. Internal planning is distinctly divided into private bedrooms that afford privacy to the street; and open, sun-lit spaces that provide a physical connection to the neighborhood.

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

Glazing frames the views of the Cascades and Lake Washington to the west and downtown Seattle to the east. The entry paths to each unit are designed to foster casual interaction between the occupants.

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

18th Avenue City Homes Project By Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

Architect: Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

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