Recent changes in Seattle’s land use code make it possible for residents in Magnolia to build backyard cottages, or smaller, detached homes on the same lot as a primary residence.
Ben and January are one of the first couples in the neighborhood to take advantage of the changes and built a two-bedroom, 800 square foot cottage. According to Bruce Parker with Microhouse, they plan to use their newly constructed cottage as a vacation rental in the near term, with plans for January’s father to live in the cottage when he retires, a great advantage for a family with two small children.
This Sunday, January 15th, you can learn more about backyard cottages at an open house. Representatives of Microhouse, Carlisle Classic Homes and ANR Landscape Design will be on hand to answer questions.
The open house is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ben and January’s cottage – 3448 36th Ave W.