The Burke Gilman House

A Design Collaboration with Stettler Design

Located near Seattle's Burke-Gilman Trail, this project is a design for a new house for an active Seattle couple. The design takes advantage of the width of a double lot and views of the lake, city, and mountains toward the southwest. Primary living and sleeping areas are located on the ground floor, allowing the owners to stay in the house as their mobility decreases. The upper level is loft-like, and has space for guests and an office.

The building form is high and open at the front, and steps down toward the back, making the backyard a quiet, private space. An angular roof form specifically responds to the interior space, while subtly referencing the conventional gable forms of neighboring houses.  

This design was featured in Dwell magazine.

View of house from garden

Southeast facing facade from street

Loft study area looking out over Burke Gilman trail greenbelt

View from the backyard showing the private courtyard space defined by the glass great room and the detached garge

Front door and porch, clad in clear cedar siding

The house perches above the street, and opens up to the southeastern view and adjacent garden

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Name:          Burke Gilman House

Completion:          2013

Location:          Seattle, WA

Scope:          New 3 bedroom house on an existing foundation

               on a double lot above the Burke Gilman Trail with a

               detached garage.

Area:               500 SF


Architect:          Dan Stettler, Stettler Design

               Paul Michael Davis, Consulting Designer

               Tiffany Chow

Structural:          Karl Rosman

               Swenon Say Faget

Contractor:          Dick McDonald

               Roger Reynolds

               Karlstrom Associates