Wanting to downsize, the owner of a large home in Seattle's Sand Point neighborhood contacted us about building a small cottage above her garage. Lynda's plan was to move into her new detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU, as they are called in Seattle) and rent her larger home.
This net-zero-energy house remodel in Green Lake is designed to be affordable, energy-efficient, and surrounded by lush gardens. It is a great example of an affordable deep-green remodel. Collaboration between owner, architect, and builder has created a beautiful synthesis of resource efficiency, connection to nature, and renewable energy — mixed together with a funky modern/industrial aesthetic.