Budget Breakdown: A Designer Couple Revamp a Tiny Seattle Condo For $13K

Budget Breakdown: A Designer Couple Revamp a Tiny Seattle Condo For $13K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Clay Anderson of Olson Kundig and Alex Almerico of NBBJ give their 505-square-foot home in Capitol Hill a serious upgrade on a strict budget.

When Clay Anderson, an architectural designer with the lauded Seattle–based firm Olson Kundig, and his partner Alex Almerico, an interior designer with NBBJ, purchased a 505-square-foot condo in Seattle’s Capitol Hill, they knew it was—to put it in their words—"in need of rethinking." 

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