Twenty-two new townhomes in Kent surround a restored wetland
The design of this 22-townhome community began with the idea of taking advantage of a naturally occurring stream that ran through a culvert in the middle of the site. By exposing the stream and redeveloping the wetlands around the stream, a natural resource was preserved and a feature was added to the site for the residents to enjoy. A meandering road and sidewalk with a bridge crossing the stream provides access to the entire site.
To take advantage of views of Mt. Rainier and other specific site conditions, almost every home has a unique floor plan. The townhomes incorporate features like bay windows, asymmetrical roofs, covered entries, and dormers to give each home individual character, but also provide the community with a consistent overall feel.
The design also included the landscape walls and entry features to the site.
Landscape design by Tom Zachary.
Project Info & Tips
- The project consists of a mix of duplex and triplex units
- Each unit features a main level bedroom and bathroom
- A project like this can take several years to design, permit and build
- This development was set up as a condominium with exterior maintenance and landscaping taken care of by the Homeowners Association
- Level of Design Services: Full Services
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