Estate Homes. Your Seattle Remodeler.

One of the fastest-growing and largest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and boasts three-quarters of a million residents. Ever-changing, Seattle’s primary industry has transitioned over the last two centuries from logging to shipbuilding, to aeronautical engineering, to technology, and the city is home to major companies like Amazon, Starbucks, and Zillow.

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In general, given a median home value of over $700,000 and a highly competitive housing market, 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 gems 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 remodels and when adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), also known as a “mother-in-law.” Meanwhile, throughout the most urban areas of Seattle, there are innovative Residential Small Lot Zones, which are intended to maximize housing density by allowing new infill construction on properties of a certain size. Since these new subdivisions can be a moving target in terms of zoning requirements and don’t have much room to spare for equipment, small lots pose interesting challenges for even the most experienced builders.

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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 timeline and budget. Moreover, we know how to properly protect against construction runoff, safely work on sites with steep hills, and protect against structural and foundation issues in an earthquake-prone region.

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 know how to manage the challenges specific to the area, from mindfully operating within environmentally critical areas like slopes and waterway encroachments, to strategically maximizing structural footprints so your home can live larger and offer greater functionality within the same square footage.

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