Located on the Queen Anne Loop, the site originally housed a flower shop which, with its adjacent greenhouses, supplied flowers for the neighboring cemetery and the Pike Place Market. The owners purchased the abandoned structure, and desired an open urban loft layout with a feeling of density at the street and a tranquil interior courtyard.
The existing structure was closer to the street than existing zoning regulations would allow for new construction. In order to maximize the space available for the courtyard, portions of the existing structure were retained. These portions serve as a base for the two-story open loft structure above. An existing shed served as a wood shop and metal fabrication area during construction and was then converted into storage, studio, and garage spaces. The two structures – along with the clad site wall – define an urban courtyard elevated above the adjacent roadway.
Awards & Publications
Honor Award – AIA Northwest and Pacific Region 2002 Awards
Honor Award – AIA Seattle 2001 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture
“West Coast Residential: The Modern and the Contemporary” by Greg Bellerby (Canada), 2007
“West Coast Residential” Exhibition at the Architectural and Design Museum, Los Angeles, October-December 2006
“West Coast Residential” Exhibition at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver BC, June-August 2003
“25 Houses Under 1500 Square Feet” by James Trulove, 2004
“Old Queen Anne Renewed”, Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine, 23 January 2000
“Naughty, Immigrant, Flowers” If Walls Could Talk, HGTV, aired 10 December 1999