On Vashon Island, about 20 miles southwest of Seattle, architect Seth Grizzle designed a 440-square-foot multiuse...
At street level, the wooden garage door opens its toothed maw.
Ample windows cut into the north elevation of the Valentine House, behind which live the architects.
The compact rental features plenty of wooden ledges, nooks, and shelves for keeping belongings organized.
The exterior mixes pale gray wood on the vertical volume, and fiber cement and black brick on the horiztonal volume.
Lockyer added native desert plants to a courtyard near the garage.
To reference the original structure and to offer privacy, Grizzle left two of the shingled walls standing.
The parcel was practically inaccessible.
A Renlita Floataway garage door is shielded by one of the home’s many overhangs.