A compact single family home and a detached backyard cottage. Two houses in one provides for multi-generational lifestyle choices. This pocket neighborhood is another unique and innovative development that fosters a true sense of community by its design. Rather than the typical "garage door" houses on a cul-de-sac of most suburban developments, the Backyard Neighborhood was created by clustering two smaller dwellings on each separate lot and weaving them together with a shared alleyway.
The 1200-plus square-foot home on the front of each lot includes a light-filled main living space, two bedrooms, an office and covered outdoor space. The 425 square-foot 'backyard cottage' offers a great deal of lifestyle flexibility. Homeowners use this smaller space as an office or an art studio, a place for an elderly parent or a starter house for an adult-child, a guest cottage, and rental or caretakers residence. It's all about giving people choices.
The Backyard Neighborhood was designed by Ross Chapin AIA, Ross Chapin Architects.
Kitsap Business Journal features Ericksen Cottages & Chico Beach Cottages architect Charlie Wenzlau
Ericksen Cottages & Chico Beach Cottages architect Charlie Wenzlau is featured in a story profiling the broad scope of his great work on Bainbridge Island and in Kitsap County.
Better Homes & Gardens magazine features The Cottage Company!
BH&G featured one of our Seattle home renovations in it's April 2013 edition. The home was completely rebuilt as new renovation that includes many energy efficient features and rain gardens that infiltrate 100% of the storm water runoff from the property!
Linda Pruitt Keynote Speaker at Delaware Housing Summit
Join Linda Pruitt and other thought-leaders for 'Planning for Complete Communities in Delaware', a day long summit on November 13, 2012.
Chico Beach Cottages a Builders Choice Grand Award Winner!
Chico Beach Cottages was selected to receive a Grand Award for single family community at the 32nd annual Builders Choice Design & Planning Awards!
Chico Beach Cottages featured in Professional Builder magazine!
Professional Builder magazine features Chico Beach Cottages in a story entitled 'Young at heart: Designing homes for the new 50+ market'. Thanks to writer Susan Bady!
National Association of Realtors
The National Association of Realtors Winter 2012 'Sustainable Housing' edition of their national publication 'On Common Ground', features extensive coverage of our pocket neighborhood communities in an article entitled 'Building Community'.
The Cottage Company featured in USA Today
USA Today profiled homeowners in our Greenwood Avenue Cottages pocket neighborhood community!
Alaska Airlines features The Cottage Company!
Alaska Airlines March 2011 in-flight magazine features The Cottage Company in an article by Jennifer Haupt titled 'Low Maintenance Living'. View the digital edition on Page 98.
Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine
Pacific NW Magazine features our Danielson Grove community in an article by Valerie Easton.