Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Efficiency, Design Innovation
S.A.G.E. Designs NW and LastingNest are a Design/Build team that has been working together for 5+ years. We are currently working on a new enterprise called DesignBuildWerks(.com) to offer this collaboration as a package deal.
Molly's Pocket Mansion is a wonderful little DADU that we partnered on in West Seattle. At just under 800sf it is a great layout for one person or for a couple. Mike - the Builder - thinks we should package & sell the plans for this design. One of the owner's priorities was natural light and this house is filled with great light - featuring a clerstory.
Privacy is a serious concern with a Backyard Cottage and we were careful to sculpt the windows for maximum light, decent privacy, and we even captured a view of the Olympics from the kitchen window. In fact, as we were building and noticed a great opportunity we removed the range hood, put in a downdraft vent, and made that window larger (and lower). This is one great example of the flexibility that Design/Build offers.
Aging in place was another primary concern and this project is packed with solutions for ease of living including a roll-in shower. One special feature of this DADU is a sound wall on the alley side. Here we made sure there are no penetrations - windows, plumbing or otherwise - and we have a layer of sound board to keep out the noise.
Come for a visit & enjoy this little gem filled with natural light. You may even fall in love with the clever layout & want us to build one for you.
This year we will be celebrating S.A.G.E. Designs NW 10 year anniversary!