*Each day this week we are going to be featuring homes from the 2016 Seattle Modern Home tour, which took place this past weekend. Next in line? A house for avid gardeners.
The owners of this house were clear when they came to Thomas Schaer of SHED Architecture & Design in 2014. They wanted a home that better aligned with their lifestyle as working professionals and avid gardeners.
They maintain a lush vegetable garden and active chicken coup - all in the urban Central District. This meant they'd need an open layout, dedicated outdoor space and most importantly, a direct connection from the garden to the newly installed farm-style kitchen.
This being Seattle of course, the project was built utilizing as much of the existing footprint as possible. Original pieces like the front stoop, first floor framing and walls were kept, and architects were careful to use low-cost materials to allowing reallocation of the budget to other areas like...a brand new roof deck with 360 degree views.