The Burke Gilman House

Located near Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail, this project is a design for a new house for an active Seattle couple. The design takes advantage of the width of a double lot and views of the lake, city, and mountains toward the southwest. Primary living and sleeping areas are located on the ground floor, allowing the owners to stay in the house as their mobility decreases. The upper level is loft-like, and has space for guests and an office.

The building form is high and open at the front, and steps down toward the back, making the backyard a quiet, private space. An angular roof form specifically responds to the interior space, while subtly referencing the conventional gable forms of neighboring houses.  

A Design Collaboration with Stettler Design and featured in Dwell magazine.


New 3 bedroom house and on an existing foundation on a double lot above the Burke Gilman Trail with a detached garage.




Seattle, WA


500 SF


Dan Stettler, Stettler Design, Paul Michael Davis, Consulting Designer-Tiffany Chow


Karl Rosman, Swenon Say Faget


Dick McDonald, Roger Reynolds, Karlstrom Associates

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