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May 14, 2019

Take a tour of Seattle's backyard cottages

  • Organizers from AIA Seattle say the small units could increase housing affordability and let seniors stay near family.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo by John Keatley [enlarge]
    The construction cost for this unit in West Seattle was $80,000 in 2012. But expect to pay at least $120,000 for a similar unit today.

    Photo provided by b9 architects [enlarge]
    This two-story, 800-square-foot cottage on Capitol Hill has vaulted living and kitchen spaces.

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