Seward Park Backyard Cottage

A multi-generational living dream, Fivedot worked closely with a couple to design a detached accessory dwelling unit in the backyard of their children’s and grandchildren’s property in Seattle.

  • area / size 800 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Type House,
  • This backyard detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU) is the new home for a couple who are downsizing in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren in Seattle, WA.

    Located in the backyard of their children’s home, this Seward Park cottage opens up to the backyard on the main floor and to the expansive view on the upper floor. Carefully placed openings and an exposed ceiling allow the smaller space to feel bigger than it is. Custom floating stairs allow for a writing desk to nestle in below the treads.

    Design: Fivedot
    Contractor: Hanson Construction
    Photography: Cleary O’Farrell