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Project: Colman Triplex, Seattle
What we love: That the architects designed a complex yet elegant system to fit three apartments, each with generous outdoor living space and views, within just 3,800 square feet.
The use of a structural steel frame allowed for more flexible floor plans: Someday, for instance, units A and C could be combined to make an apartment large enough to house a home office, an aging parent, or a growing family.
Design: Workshop Architecture + Design, Seattle (206/903-5414)
See inside one of the units next.