Conover Commons Cottages - Redmond, WA

A complete, connected country retreat in the city

Conover Commons Cottages is a private and peaceful neighborhood, minutes from both Kirkland's and Redmond's urban centers, bordered by a nearly five-acre permanently protected woodland with a backdrop of breathtaking Cascade mountain views. Each artfully designed, highly detailed two-bedroom, two-bath 1,000 square-foot home, designed with community in mind, is surrounded by a small, fenced private yard and sensitively arranged around our hallmark, garden courtyards rich in native plantings. The community offers the luxury of both privacy and a secure neighborhood where neighbors know and are known by each other.

Conover Commons Cottages is intended for small households of singles & couples who seek the beauty of highly-detailed design, and environmentally-friendly features in a community close to job centers & transit. Cottage homes at Conover Commons are BuiltGreen Certified.

Amenities in these craftsman designed homes include room-sized covered front porches, peaceful back decks overlooking the permanently-preserved woodland, private yards surrounded by low fences, and colorful front-porch flowerboxes. Public spaces include a Commons building (for parties, potlucks, meetings, and personal projects), ‘lookout' exercise room, decks, and viewing platform overlooking a beautiful, heavily-wooded ravine permanently set aside as a Native Growth Protection Area. Conover Commons Cottages is the first new community in Redmond to participate in King County's Natural Yard Care program.

Conover Commons Cottages was designed by Ross Chapin AIA, Ross Chapin Architects.

The Wall Street Journal features The Cottage Company
The Wall Street Journal features The Cottage Company in a cover story titled 'Luxury homes that come in little packages'.

Best in American Living features The Cottage Company
The Cottage Company is featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Best in American Living, published by the National Association of Home Builders, in an article titled 'The Missing Middle'.

On Common Ground's Winter 2014 issue features The Cottage Company
On Common Ground, published by the National Association of Realtors & Smart Growth, features The Cottage Company in an article titled 'Mid-Range Density'. Owners from Ericksen Cottages & Conover Commons are interviewed.

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!

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development features Danielson Grove Case Study
Kirkland's innovative land use code that allowed our Danielson Grove 'pocket neighborhood' community to be built is profiled in a recent Department of Housing and Urban Development 'best practice' case study.

The Cottage Company is featured in 'On Common Ground's' Winter 2012 issue
The National Association of Realtors Winter 2012 publication 'On Common Ground', features coverage of our pocket neighborhood communities in an article titled 'Building Community on a small scale and at a slower pace'.

The Cottage Company featured in Yahoo Finance Fortune Magazine article
Yahoo Finance posted an article mentioning The Cottage Company! The article profiles four great places and the lifestyles that baby boomers desire in their active retirement. Seattle's great arts scene, urban lifestyle and health care is mentioned as a draw - along with The Cottage Company and our innovative communities! Terrific!

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.

Home Sweet Cozy Home
The Seattle Times featured our Greenwood Avenue Cottages in 'An Upside to Downsizing'. The cottages that have sprouted around the Seattle area are small, but don't feel that way and are part of a nationwide trend toward smaller homes.

Conover Commons wins two 2009 Gold Nugget Grand Awards at PCBC
Conover Commons was awarded two 2009 Grand Awards at the recent Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards held in San Francisco.

Conover Commons wins 2009 AIA National Housing Award
Conover Commons wins American Institute of Architects 2009 Housing Award! Conover Commons awarded in the One/Two Family Production Housing category, was one of only 17 national winners.

Lehrer News Hour
The Lehrer News Hour on PBS recently featured our Danielson Grove community as an example of 'low impact development' and more sustainable storm water quality management. View the video.

Cottage Living Magazine
Cottage Living Magazine features our Greenwood Avenue Cottages, Danielson Grove and Third Street Cottages communities.

Jane Pauley Show
Conover Commons Cottage owners were featured on the Jane Pauley show. Sold out in 2004, these compact 2-bedroom/2-bath homes are 1,000 SF. View the video.

Daily Journal of Commerce
Conover Commons was featured in the January 2009 story announcing the City of Kent's Cottage Housing Demonstration Code ordinance proposal.

World Changing Seattle
The online publication, World Changing Seattle, published an October 2008 story featuring our Danielson Grove & Third Street Cottages communities.

Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine
Pacific NW Magazine features our Danielson Grove community in an article by Valerie Easton.

Conover Commons Cottages in Sunset Magazine
Conover Commons Cottages was recently awarded an Honor Award by Sunset Magazine as best 'new community'. Awarded, every two years, the prestigious Western Home Award is sponsored by Sunset and

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What homeowners say:

"Everything about Conover Commons speaks to being stewards for the environment. The houses were built with wood harvested from the site, no pesticides are used in the gardens, solar panels are used in the community gathering house. Raising children makes you think about using the earth's resources more wisely."