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This is the Crown Hill Backyard Cottage designed by Bruce Parker who specializes in these in the Seattle area.

It’s a built atop a single car garage on the property’s backyard.

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Crown Hill Backyard Cottage Atop Garage

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This is the story of an 800-square-foot cottage in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. It was built thanks to a new ordinance which allowed small backyard cottages. It was built by a family who wanted grandpa to get to be closer to his grandchildren. Pretty cool, right? It’s the Magnolia Backyard Cottage by Microhouse.

Ben and January live in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood and were excited when a new Seattle ordinance allowed them to build a backyard cottage behind their home. “We wanted to build a place for my father to live when he retired, so he could be closer to his grandchildren Leo and Francis.” Said January. In the near term they planned to rent the cottage and ultimately decided to use it as a vacation rental through VRBO. This has proven to be quite successful helping fund the construction of the cottage.

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800-square-foot Magnolia Backyard Cottage😊

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This is the Backyard Cottage Recording Studio designed by Microhouse.

Jon and Rita wanted to build a recording studio that would also serve as a guest cottage for friends and family.  We worked with them and an acoustical engineer to create a simple yet elegant backyard cottage. The cottage contains the recording studio, a kitchen, bath and a loft like bedroom.

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Backyard Cottage Recording Studio

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When this grandmother wanted to be closer to her daughter and her family she decided to build a 650 sq. ft. tiny cottage on their Seattle backyard which was already zoned for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

The home is designed by a Seattle architect who specializes in backyard cottages named Bruce Parker of MicroHouseNW.com.

This tiny home was tailor-made to compliment the property along with the meeting the owner’s needs just right. When you go inside you’ll find amazing views from the abundant windows along with a living area, vaulted ceilings, kitchen, bedroom, additional loft, and bathroom.

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Grandma builds a tiny home on her daughter’s property

Grandma Builds Tiny Cottage on Daughter's Seattle Property

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