Short plat to create four single family lots in Seattle. Each lot has a 2-bedroom, 1-bath house over a full basement, a 1-bedroom, 1-bath Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, and two surface parking stalls.
The site had never been built, in part because it contained a steep slope and in part because it had no street frontage. We connected two adjacent streets with a one-way driveway to provide vehicle and fire truck access. The site layout groups the new buildings into two clusters to enlarge the apparent size of the private open spaces.
The project received a master use permit, but was abandoned by the owner at the depth of the Great Recession.