Rainier Beach Townhomes
Seattle, WA

In the park-like setting adjacent to the Chief Sealth Trail and a short walk to light rail, this modern twenty-one-unit townhome community is clustered around an intimate commons. Ascending to upper floors provides privacy and views over the garden, while flexible, open floor plans are easily adaptable to residents and exterior finish materials and colors are thoughtfully integrated to enhance this community. The site’s proximity to a future light-rail station provides ample opportunity for a pedestrian-oriented design that includes a common courtyard with a children’s play area and outdoor seating. Green strategies include vertical green walls, native vegetation, a rain garden, and abundant natural daylight.