Your first glimpse of City Cabins on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill should give you a hint that there is something different going on in the design, development and construction of these new homes.
Utilizing an existing foundation from a 1940s duplex the structures will be created with very little disturbance to the existing sites topography. Modern building techniques will be leveraged with living pattern floor-plans, real building materials, and parts of the structure will become part of the finished product.
Designed by CB Anderson Architects the modern structures will have elements of era gone-by with functionality that will fit the modern lifestyle of today’s urban dwellers. The detached garages will be attached to the main structures via a metal and wood sky bridge; the garages will have green roofs that will be one of several carefully planned low-impact-development type features that are being incorporated into the overall design. Each home’s yards will have natural style paths lined with drought tolerant landscaping and activity pockets adding to the easy-living elements of the homes.
Hi-tech building techniques like, advance framing, increased insulation and blown-in fiberglass batts helps reduce heating and cooling costs while adding to the interior comfort of the home, the design adds to the functionality of the living, sleeping, gaming, entertaining, and working spaces.
Salvaged wood tongue and groove planking from a deconstructed warehouse in Portland becomes the ceiling and floors while adding unique to the individual spaces. High ceilings allow plenty of natural daylighting filter through quadruple-glazed windows another energy-efficient feature of City Cabins in addition to the heat-recovery-ventilator, the mini-splits and the AirTap 150 electric hot water tank.
The homes are being built by award winning green builder Martha Rose, owner of Martha Rose Construction, and will be built to the highest standards of the King and Snohomish Counties Built Green program requirements.