This second story addition was added to a Seattle home located in a complicated LR3 zone on Queen Anne’s west slope. The previous owner/developer constructed three new townhomes behind this existing home, and did a light remodel this existing house. The townhomes blocked a portion of the water view from the main level, but it was clear a second story addition would have access to some amazing views.
The addition is almost the same footprint as the existing house below, but is divided in the middle by a new stair with metal railings and a ‘bridge’ that divides the master suite from two children’s bedrooms and a bathroom. A small laundry closet is tucked in upstairs so that laundry doesn’t have to be carried to the basement (where there is a full laundry room). Three levels of decks, including a rooftop view deck, access 180 degree views of the Sound and the Olympic mountains.
The project included a complete redo of the landscape (also designed by us). The small front garden was leveled, fenced and a small lawn installed. A new stone pathway informally crosses the lawn to a stone patio at the entry. The small back terrace was landscaped to improve privacy.