The Grasshopper Studio And Courtyard By Wittman Estes

This modern backyard studio has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a carport. #ModernBackyardStudio #Architecture

Photography by Nic Lehoux

 

Seattle-based Wittman Estes, led by a husband-wife team, an architect and landscape designer, have designed the Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard in their own backyard.

 

Maintaining the small footprint of a 1940s house, the designers added a multi-functional studio along the rear alley. This enabled a space for a courtyard to be created featuring a central paved terrace with a protected private area for dining, entertaining, lounging and year-round play. A central Silk tree provides dappled shade in summer.

This courtyard between the main house and a backyard studio features a central paved terrace with a protected private area for dining, entertaining, lounging and year-round play. A central Silk tree provides dappled shade in summer. #Courtyard #Garden #Landscaping

Photography by Nic Lehoux

The open plan studio has been designed to encourage maximum flexibility, with it being able to be used for visiting guests, as a utility/workshop space, and as a play space for the main house.


This modern backyard studio has been designed to encourage maximum flexibility, with it being able to be used for visiting guests, as a utility/workshop space, and as a play space for the main house. #BackyardStudio

Photography by Nic Lehoux

Sliding wood slat barn doors hide a small bathroom and storage for a variety of items.


Sliding wood slat barn doors hide a small bathroom and storage for a variety of items. #BarnDoors

Photography by Nic Lehoux

A pavilion roof extends to form a carport and outdoor workshop space at the end of the studio.


A pavilion roof extends to form a carport and outdoor workshop space at the end of this modern backyard studio. #BackyardStudio #ModernArchitecture #Carport

Photography by Nic Lehoux | Architecture: Wittman Estes (Matt Wittman and Jody Estes) | Construction: Greg Winger Construction, Western Sound Concrete Works

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