One of the fastest-growing and largest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It boasts over three-quarters of a million residents. Seattle's primary industry has changed tremendously over the last 200 years; moving from logging to shipbuilding, to aeronautical engineering, to technology. Today the city is home to major companies like Amazon, Starbucks, and Zillow.
In general, given a median home value of over $775,000 and a highly competitive housing market. It is easy to see how Seattle is often a better place for remodeling and renovating rather than relocating.
Seattle still has many older, historic homes, like those in the Greenwood, Capitol Hill, Washington Park, and Queen Anne neighborhoods. These homes offer the kind of architectural details and woodworking craftsmanship that simply can't be found in the suburbs.
As a result, homeowners are eager to preserve the house's aesthetic character – and property value. During remodel and when adding mother-in-law units, working with experienced Seattle remodelers can save time and money.
Throughout the most urban areas of Seattle, there are new Residential Small Lot Zones. These are intended to maximize housing density by allowing new construction on properties of a certain size. These new subdivisions can be a moving target in terms of zoning requirements. They often don't have much room to spare for equipment. Small lots can pose challenges for even the most experienced Seattle remodelers and builders.
Seattle is one of the more difficult jurisdictions in which to obtain a building permit, and permit-review times are lengthy, so it's important to plan ahead.
Reviewers at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) have extremely limited availability due to their heavy workloads, and staff strictly enforce the city's building codes.
Not surprisingly, working with a skilled design-build company like Estate Homes can make a huge difference in the overall project time-line and budget. We have experience and know-how in order to
For more than 40 years, Estate Homes has been serving Washington State homeowners; in this time, we've completed many design-build remodels and new custom-home builds in Seattle.
We understand managing the specific issues unique to our area. From mindfully operating within environmentally critical areas, like slopes and waterway encroachments, to strategically maximizing structural footprints. We do this so your home can offer greater functionality within the same square footage.